Comic Books for Kids: Education at Its Finest

Kids and Comics Can Mix Well Since last October, comic book distributors ordered a record setting $54 million worth in hardcover comic book titles, and not long ago, Dark Horse announced the addition of four new kids comic book titles in 2015. Marvel recently chose to add a little diversity, and two of its major characters will be overhauled. All this seems to indicate that comic books and graphic novels are becoming more popular. One …

Graphic Novels and Comics: Best Books in the Classroom?

A Revolution in Classroom Education In recent years, educators have joined forces with comic book and graphic novel creators to implement new reading material in the classroom. Unlike traditional books, comics and graphic novels can be used to teach young readers in unique ways. A recent article by the New York Times explored the use of such books in the classroom. Below is an excerpt: When fifth graders at P.S. 124 in Brooklyn were given …

Diamond Island Graphic Novel: Kickstarter Launch Imminent!

Diamond Island Graphic Novel: Kickstarter Launch Imminent! We are mere days away from launching our campaign Update: Kickstarter campaign is now Live! Visit our page to pledge. Update: We decided to push the launch to August 26 This past week I’ve been looking at my calendar more often than usual. There is a large red circle drawn around August 24. A prediction of the next stock market crash? Nope. Launch date for the Diamond Island …

Ethics Comics Produces It’s First Graphic Novel: Diamond Island

Ethics Comics Ethics comics was founded in 2003 by Joseph Kirsch with the goal of publishing thought provoking sequential art and cartoon works that encourage dialogue on issues of human character and morality. Diamond Island is Ethics Comics’ first creation The Diamond Island graphic novel has been completed, and we are proud say that it has achieved Ethics Comic’s mission. Here’s why. On a base level, Diamond Island is a captivating and exciting story that …

Get the book: The Diamond Island Kickstarter Campaign

Diamond Island: Preparing to Kick it Off! The Diamond Island graphic novel is finished, yet our project is incomplete. How you ask? Well, it still needs to be printed and we want to offer a special edition via Kickstarter. Kickstarter is a website that allows independent projects to be supported by the public, and all those who support a project are entitled to rewards. We decided to create a Kickstarter campaign to gather funds for …

Diamond Island: Let the Journey Begin!

A Graphic Novel: The Beginning Welcome! This is the first blog post on the Diamond Island website, so if you’re reading this, congratulations. If you haven’t yet checked out the read it section, do so now! It took over a decade to complete Diamond Island. Crazy right? The initial concept was formed in 2002 by Joseph Kirsch, who was quick to include the talented Max Winters in on the project. A year previous to the …