Thursday, September 18, 2014

Many people still think that comics discourage kids from reading, but not Jessica Baldanzi. In her latest blog post, she reviews two books that were designed to encourage kids to practice reading, thinking, and communicating in a visually complex society.

Posted on Sept. 15, 2014 at 10:04 a.m.
 Cover of Sunny, Vol. 1, by Taiyo Matsumoto.

Community blogger Jessica Baldanzi reviews “Sunny,” a manga series by Taiyo Matsumoto and a crossover success for readers of all types of comics and graphic novels.

Posted on Aug. 28, 2014 at 1:21 p.m.
 The cover of

Blogger Jessica Baldanzi reviews “The Fifth Beatle,” a graphic novel about Brian Epstein – a visionary businessman who managed the band and wore himself out trying to hide that he was gay in a time when he could have been jailed for it.

Posted on Aug. 13, 2014 at 11:58 a.m.
 This picture was scanned from the cover of Building Stories, by Chris Ware.
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:16 p.m.

In her first community blog post, Jessica Baldanzi discusses comics and graphic novels’ importance in art and literature, as well as why this could very well be the genre’s golden age.



Jessica Baldanzi
Jessica Baldanzi
Jessica Baldanzi grew up in New Jersey near New York City, but has been gradually transforming into a Hoosier since 1995, when she began graduate school at IU Bloomington. She’s been teaching English at Goshen College since 2006 and spends her spare time wrangling her two toddler sidekicks, as well as writing, running and of course, reading. (Photo above by Kyle Schlabach.)