36 episodes

An education podcast exploring the use of comics in education. Each episode I’ll be joined by a special guest from a wide range of backgrounds, from passionate education professionals to academics and industry experts. I'll be exploring a wide range of perspectives in the search for information and inspiration. Listen in if you’d like to grow your understanding of the theory behind comics, discover the most effective approaches to using comics and graphic novels in your classroom and gain inspiration from passionate comics creators.

Comic Boom - Comics in Education Lucy Starbuck Braidley

    • Education

An education podcast exploring the use of comics in education. Each episode I’ll be joined by a special guest from a wide range of backgrounds, from passionate education professionals to academics and industry experts. I'll be exploring a wide range of perspectives in the search for information and inspiration. Listen in if you’d like to grow your understanding of the theory behind comics, discover the most effective approaches to using comics and graphic novels in your classroom and gain inspiration from passionate comics creators.

    Comic Boom - Comics in Education - with author and illustrator Eliza Fricker

    Comic Boom - Comics in Education - with author and illustrator Eliza Fricker

    In this episode Lucy chats to author and illustrator Eliza Fricker.

    Eliza Fricker is an author & illustrator, and an advocate & consultant for PDA, autism and learning.
    She has published several books, including the Sunday Times Bestselling title “Can’t Not Won’t”, and the acclaimed autobiographical “Thumbsucker” released in November 2023.

    Connect with Eliza:
    Missing the Mark
    X: @_missingthemark
    Insta: @elizafricker_missingthemark
    Facebook: MissingTheMark1
    Details of the Tara Togs Kickstarter can be found here.Read the National Literacy Trust's report on children and young people's engagement with reading comics can be found here.
    Producer and Host: @Lucy_Braidley
    Contact: comicboompodcast@gmail.com
    Music by John_Sib from Pixabay

    • 50 min
    Comic Boom - Comics in Education - with the Cartoon Museum's Steve Marchant

    Comic Boom - Comics in Education - with the Cartoon Museum's Steve Marchant

    Lucy chats to The Cartoon Musuem's Steve Marchant
    Steve Marchant is a cartoonist and comic artist who has worked for British Airways, the BBC, ITV, the British Council and other clients big and small. He has also been running cartoon and comic strip workshops in schools and libraries across the UK since 1992, now primarily for The Cartoon Museum where he is also the learning coordinator and comic art consultant to the curator. Steve also runs adult evening courses in drawing for comics and graphic novels at City Lit, a university near Holborn.

    Follow The Cartoon Museum on Social Media:
    Twitter/X: @cartoonmuseumuk
    Insta: @thecartoonmuseum
    Links to everything  discussed in this episode  can be found on the podcast padlet.
    You can SUPPORT the podcast by buying a comic or buying me a comic at: https://ko-fi.com/lucysb

    Producer and Host: @Lucy_Braidley
    Contact: comicboompodcast@gmail.com

    Music by John_Sib from Pixabay

    • 40 min
    Comic Boom - Comics in Education with World Book Day 2024 illustrator Vivian Truong and BBC Teach

    Comic Boom - Comics in Education with World Book Day 2024 illustrator Vivian Truong and BBC Teach

    In this Episode Lucy chats to official World Book Day illustrator 2024 and comics artist Vivian Truong.

    We discuss her journey into comics, life as a World Book Day illustrator and her graphic novels City of Dragons: The Awakening Storm and Cooking with Monsters.

    Vivian:
    X: @SuperRisu
    Instagram: @superrisu

    BBC Teach:
    www.bbc.co.uk/teach and https://bit.ly/3SlFag6
    X: @BBC_Teach
    Facebook: @BBCTeach

    World Book Day:
    Info: https://www.worldbookday.com/books-and-tokens/
    #WorldBookDay #ReadYourWay
    X: @worldbookdayuk
    Instagram: @worldbookdaysocial
    Facebook: @worldbookdayuk
    TikTok: world.book.day.official


    Producer and Host: @Lucy_Braidley
    Contact: comicboompodcast@gmail.com
    Music by John_Sib from Pixabay

    • 37 min
    Comic Boom - Comics in Education - Excelsior Award 2024 Special with Paul Register

    Comic Boom - Comics in Education - Excelsior Award 2024 Special with Paul Register

    In this special Excelsior Award Special Episode Lucy chats to Paul Register, founder of the Excelsior Award, the biggest book  award for graphic novels and manga in the UK!

    What makes the awards so special is that from the expertly curated shortlists, children and young people vote for the winning book in each category themselves - a great tool for reading engagement.

    In this episode Paul talks us through the 9 and over category  (White) and 11 and over category shortlists for 2024. You can access all the shortlists and further information on how to get involved in future years on their website http://www.excelsioraward.co.uk/

    Follow the Excelsior Award on Twitter at @ExcelsiorAward
    Producer and Host: @Lucy_Braidley
    Contact: comicboompodcast@gmail.com
    Music by John_Sib from Pixabay

    • 46 min
    Comic Boom - Comics in Education with academic Kevin Hoffin

    Comic Boom - Comics in Education with academic Kevin Hoffin

    Lucy chats to academic Kevin Hoffin.
    Kevin is a senior lecturer in Criminology, working at Birmingham City University. His main research interests are cultural theory and critical media literacy (particularly around crime and justice). He also looks at innovating pedagogy with comics, and is working on an Ed.D to argue for a distinct comics pedagogy, suitable for Higher Education.

    Follow Kevin on Social Media:
    Twitter/X: @KHriminology
    Insta: @Kevin_Loves_Comics
    Links to everything  discussed in this episode  can be found on the podcast padlet.
    You can SUPPORT the podcast by buying a comic or buying me a comic at: https://ko-fi.com/lucysb

    Producer and Host: @Lucy_Braidley
    Contact: comicboompodcast@gmail.com

    Music by John_Sib from Pixabay

    • 43 min
    Comic Boom - Comics in Education with Gabi Putnoki from Graphic Novel Reading Room

    Comic Boom - Comics in Education with Gabi Putnoki from Graphic Novel Reading Room

    Lucy chats to founder of Graphic Novel Reading Room, Gabi Putnoki.
    GNRR is a regular event where people can read graphic novels in other people’s company in a relaxed space such as a cafe, a community centre or a library. A wide selection of graphic novels are provided to chose from, mainly long-form fiction and non-fiction. The sessions can be anything from a couple of hours to a whole day and people can come and go freely.

    Follow GNRR on social media:
    Insta: @graphicnovelreadingroom
    Web: www.graphicnovelreadingroom.com
    Links to everything  discussed in this episode  can be found on the podcast padlet.
    You can SUPPORT the podcast by buying a comic or buying me a comic at: https://ko-fi.com/lucysb

    Producer and Host: @Lucy_Braidley
    Contact: comicboompodcast@gmail.com

    Music by John_Sib from Pixabay

    • 43 min

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