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Government Comics

Cartoons and comic books published by government agencies; also government publications that discuss cartoons and comics.

Books and Articles about Comics

These are print and online government publications that discuss comics (from all sources—not just government comics), the artists and writers who create them, and the people who read them. Included also are some non-governmental publications that discuss government comics or government responses to the comic book industry.

Library of Congress Resources

See also Exhibition Catalogs below.



Congressional Hearings and Reports

House Select Committee on Current Pornographic Materials (Gathings Committee)

U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency (Comic Book Hearings)

Curriculum Resources


Using Comics in the English Language Classroom, by James Whiting
see also: PowerPoint Slides | Article in Idiom, Fall 2016, Vol. 46, Issue 4, pp. 15–16

Articles and Lesson Plans

Using Comic Strips in Language Classes,” by Noémi Csabay
(In English Teaching Forum 2006, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 24–26.)

Student Storytelling through Sequential Art,” by David Fay
(In English Teaching Forum 2007, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 2–11, 21–23.)

"Summer Vacation Comics," by Heather Benucci and Jacqueline Gardy
(In English Teaching Forum 2012, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 48–49.)

"Tools for Activating Materials and Tasks in the English Language Classroom," by Rick Rosenberg
(In English Teaching Forum 2009, Volume 47, Number 4, pp. 2–11, 27.)

"The Incredible Shrinking Dialogue," by Kelli Odhuu
(In English Teaching Forum 2012, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 53–56.)

What Happens Next?
(In Teacher’s Corner: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills)

Progressive Tense: ‘He Is Looking for Emma Fields’” | Activity for Progressive Tense Review
(In Teacher’s Corner: Progressive Form)

Current Events: Regional Reporters
(In Teacher’s Corner: Building Global Citizens)

Drawing Manuals

Exhibition Catalogs and Historical Studies

Non-governmental Publications

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