Teaching with Comics

In this 90-minute session, cartoonist Doug Savage will present about comics as an educational tool and as a communication medium with unique strengths and opportunities. He'll talk about: how comics are ideal for reluctant readers; how they can be incorporated into lesson plans; and his process for creating his comics, from the idea to the final page.

Target Audience

Grades 3 and up

To Bring/Important Notes

Bring something to draw with and something to draw on (e.g. a pencil and a few sheets of paper).


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Room Library

This session is full.


  • Doug Savage

    Doug Savage is the creator of Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy, a series of graphic novels for all ages, about a moose who shoots lasers out of his eyes and his cheerful rabbit sidekick. Andrews McMeel (publisher of Calvin & Hobbes, Big Nate, and more) recently released the third book in the series: Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy: Time Trout.  

    Doug also draws the popular comic Savage Chickens, which he has been drawing (on post-it notes) and publishing online every weekday since 2005. His chickens have appeared in books and magazines around the world, and published in collections by Penguin USA and GoComics.com. 

    Born in rural Ontario and raised by a pack of wild piano teachers, Doug now lives in Vancouver with his partner (and colourist) Janet and their two cats, Watson and Crumble.