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June 4, 2016

Well, the second day of Phoenix Comicon was a blast! And so was our presentation! This friday at 10:30am, myself, Dr. Frank Serafini, and four of my former students, Brittany, Lexxie, A-Aron, and Juan spoke with teachers and comic book enthusiasts about our experiences...

May 24, 2016

Starting June 1st, I will be teaching an 8-week course for teens on making comics at the Tempe Public Library. If you are interested in participating, please, register here.


This course will focus on design features and principles of graphic novels, as well as how to a...

May 23, 2016

It is official! I will be presenting at the 2016 Phoenix Comicon on Friday, June 3rd at 10:30am.


This presentation is based on work that I did in my World Literature classroom when I taught high school prior to starting my doctoral studies. Specifically, this presentat...

April 3, 2016

Check out this column co-authored by myself, Frank Serafini, and Earl Aguilera for The Reading Teacher. In this column, we offer some thoughts and insights on picturebook apps. Specifically, we define what picturebook apps are, discuss different tableau, transitional,...

December 2, 2015

Multimodal ensembles utilize a variety of modes to communicate meaning potential and mediate understandings. Professional development books covers contain visual representations of literacy practices, particularly the practices of reading comprehension and reading inst...

November 7, 2015

Check out this article co-authored by myself, Frank Serafini, and Earl Aguilera. This article focuses on the varying levels of interactivity associated with reading and viewing four instantiations of a fictional narrative across analog and digital media. Specifically,...

July 2, 2015

If you are using comic books and graphic novels in your classroom, check out this article I've written for the Colorado Reading Journal. In this article, I share some resources, strategies, and activities I used in my own high school classroom for teaching students com...

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