I started this post loooong ago. Before even arriving in Korea--maybe before I'd even interviewed for EPIK.**
There's a current trend in education about media literacy, and I believe that extends to media that's often forgotten in academic circles. Children's lit, comic books, music videos... even cartoons have a certain literary nuance to them that many would ignore.
SO now that I've gotten the inspiration over again?
Let's talk about comics and how to read them first.
**yep, just checked. I started this draft back in January
I've wanted to write something like this for a while--my version of "Why Comics Matter" or "Why I Read Graphic Novels".
My answer's tied to some history, though. History and censorship and underground industries. (Oh! And if you're interested, scroll to the bottom for a list of the Comics Code Authority regulations that had controlled the comic book industry for more than 45 years.)