SANE publishes research- and practioner-based articles covering all intersections of comics and education, from pre-kindergarten to post-secondary studies, from a variety of disciplines.
Articles in this first issue include articles examining how graphica engages what Mary Louis Pratt has called the ‘contact zone’ – social spaces in education and life where entities meet, clash and grapple with various conflicts and constructions. Articles may include the amusingly titled ‘Everything I Learned About Teaching in the Contact Zone I Learned from Charles Xavier and the Uncanny X-Men’ and ‘This is Not Your Forefather’s Thor: Using Comics to Make Mythology Meaningful’ but they’re meant as serious study of the medium and its uses.
The second issue will focus on teaching the works of Alan Moore, and the editors are still accepting submissions for it.
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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.