Comics Syllabus Newsletter by Paul Lai

paul lai
graphic novels and comics in the classroom and the world beyond. a crossroads of comics cultures and culturally sustaining arts and literacy learning, critical civics, and climate concern.
Created 18 Aug 2021
  • Happy New Year!
    01 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 1 1
    Comics Syllabus subscribers, THANK YOU for reading and listening to the podcast. Supporters, thank you for the truly kind support. I’m sorry that we’ve been pretty silent here for the past couple of w...
  • Comics Syllabus Podcast: No One Else, Made in Korea, Good Asian, Crush and Lobo, and More!
    12 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Graphic Novel Review: “No One Else” (Fantagraphics) by R. Kikuo Johnson. PolyBagged (New Comics in Shops, Reviewed): “The Good Asian” #7 by Pichetschote and Tefengki (Image), “Made in Korea” #6 by Hol...
  • Comics Syllabus Podcast: Updates and "Grass of Parnassus" and Everything
    28 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Would you do us a HUGE favor and let us know on this Google Survey what you want to hear on the Comics Syllabus podcast? This week, Paul asks for your input through...
  • Warm Holiday Wishes
    25 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hey friends! Best wishes in this season-of-varied-holidays-you-might-celebrate-or-at-least-get-time-off-work-for. By the end of the weekend, look out in this space which I carve out of your overwhelme...
  • SunMonday Substack Comics Rack: Worlds/Moons-Building
    16 Nov 2021 • 8 min read
    Hi… you’re getting this Sunday Substack Comics Rack… on Monday. Or maybe Tuesday. Sorry for the delay. Got waylaid. All work no play. After a brief rundown of some notable Substack Comics bits, today ...
  • Comics Syllabus: "Laid-Back Camp" and Other Comics with Cohost Kid
    14 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Cohost Kid joins Paul again to talk about “Laid-Back Camp” by Afro (Yen Press) volumes 1-2. This charmingly low-key manga was an enjoyable read. But first, dad and kid talk about other recent comics r...
  • Crib Notes: My Learning from Substack Comics Teachers 01
    11 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 1 1
    Substack, the Surprise School of Comics Writing I came for the comics, but I’m staying for the classrooms. Molly Knox Ostertag is starting to publish comics in this space, but “In the Telling” has bee...
  • Sunday Substack Comics Rack: November 7, 2021
    07 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    This week on the SSCR: discussing comics from Molly Knox Ostertag, Donny Cates/Ryan Stegman, and ND Stevenson. Process peeks from Sophie Campbell and Kelly Thompson/Meredith McClaren. And a Flubstack ...
  • Infinite Unlimited: Comixology Originals from October 2021
    03 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    For Comics Syllabus Substack subscribers and supporters only, an episode of the Infinite Unlimited looking specifically at Comixology Originals out recently, including reviews of, “Snow Angels” Season...
  • Happy Halloween!
    01 Nov 2021 2 2
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