Future of Comic Books

schulte at teacher.com schulte at teacher.com
Tue May 18 13:35:10 CEST 2010


Paper comic books, like newspapers, may indeed not be around by the end of the century.  I recently saw an advertisement on TV about the iPad from Apple: something like that might preserve the idea of a comic book for the future.  

On the other hand, children might wonder why the cartoons don't move, and why they have to read the story, rather than watching and listening passively.

We will see what happens to literacy in this century: one would think that it would be increasing, and be seen as more important than ever.  But as a teacher I can tell you that reading ability is declining.

American literary critic Sven Birkerts wrote a rather pessimistic analysis of the "future of reading in an electronic age" in 1996 called The Gutenberg Elegies.


Gutenberg Elegies

Best Wishes!

L. Schulte
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