The Art of Democracy/Democracy as Art: Creative Learning in Afterschool Comic Book Clubs

The Art of Democracy/Democracy as Art: Creative Learning in Afterschool Comic Book Clubs

Afterschool comic book clubs often attract underserved children and youth who plan, write, sketch, design, and produce original comic books, which are published as learning tools for other children in the community. A study by the Robert Bowne Foundation, The Art of Democracy/Democracy as Art: Creative Learning in Afterschool Comic Book Clubs (43 pages, PDF), explores the dynamics of these clubs and examines how comics can inform children's interpretations of democracy, leadership, and civic engagement.