You Can Do A Graphic Novel by Barbara Slate

Last week was the start of summer vacation for many students.  I'm sure some of you are wondering what these kids are going to do all summer.  Well, I found the perfect activity that will inspire your kids to be creative and productive as well as give them a fine foundation for a future endeavor.

 You Can Do A Graphic Novel by Barbara Slate is the perfect tool to get kids on a creative path.

Barbara Slate has had enormous success with comics, graphic novels and more.  She boast approximately 400 novels not including editorial work for various magazines including cosmopolitan.  If you ever had the privilege of reading her work you will surely appreciate the caliber of her talent.


Around four years ago Barbara was invited to teach kids how to do a graphic novel at her local library, this was actually the conception of this very detailed step by step book.  The beauty of this book is that it's perfectly laid out from beginning to end. It not only gives kids a hands on approach but it is written in a way that makes it easy to comprehend the process. 

Barbara Slate teaching kids the
fundamentals of graphic novels

Barbara Slate magnanimously shares her expertise, even mentioning the best ways of overcoming obstacles that arise in the creative process such as writers block.  Barbara also shares her tips on finding inspiration.



 You Can Do A Graphic Novel is the best I have seen in this venue or any venue to be honest. It will bring out the best of those who use this as a stepping stool in creating a successful graphic novel.


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This book is geared toward tweens and teens, however, all ages will find this to be beneficial.  Remember your never too old to realize your dreams or perhaps just simply create something that you really enjoy.

This retails for $19.95, but I found it at Amazon for only $14.96.

The very generous folks at Alpha Book would like to give two of my readers Barbara Slate's You Can Do A Graphic Novel.

Mandatory: Along with following my blog, visit Barbara Slate.com and tell me something you learned or perhaps another comic or graphic novel that caught your attention.

2 Entries: Follow me on Twitter and tweet:

Get your #kids creating with Barbara Slate's You Can Do A Graphic Novel #giveaway 2 winners! http://bit.ly/mHU1aM  #books


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2 Entries: Simply click the 'like' button at the bottom of this post or share on a social network of your choice. One method only.

2 Entries: Simply 'like' my facebook page-for easy access it is located on the upper right, below Google Friend Connect

This giveaway is open to US and will begin on 6/20 and end on 7/5 at 11:59 pm eastern time. Please one per household/IP address.  I will use random.org to draw a winner and they will then have 48 hours to respond to my winning email. If your email is not accessible on your profile then please leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner.
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93 comments:

Barb K. said...

Hi: Good giveaway. I learned that Barbara Slate has written comics for Marvel and Archie. Remember these as a young girl
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EvinRound said...

i learned she hosts her own online workshop

lewalk said...

GFC follower as lewalk. And, no way, I found this out ' Barbara has written more than 60 Barbie and Barbie Fashion comic books for MARVEL Comics. This series was awarded the1992 and 1993 PARENT'S CHOICE AWARD. ' I didn't even know there were Barbie comic books. Very cool.

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Twitter follower and tweeted.

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Follower and tweeted 2.

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Jessi said...

Awesome giveaway. This would be perfect for my niece.
I found out that Barbara did the NKOTB comic series (Yeah I'm a closet Blockhead)

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Jessi said...

I tweeted
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I liked this post

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I liked you on FB :)

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Andrea said...

I learned that Barbara is scheduled to tour a lot in New York. I follow you on GFC (Andrea Henke) and like you on FB.

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Zoe Kyklos said...

I like the Ms. Liz greeting cards : )

and I follow your blog with FB networked blogs : )

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Pauline said...

1. I have followed you on Google Friends Connect and I love Archie Stories (Pauline T…pls use this email address to contact me- emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

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2. I followed you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway @emscout9 (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)… http://twitter.com/#!/emscout9/status/85573620381925376

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eclairre said...

I follow and I learned that Barbara Slate has written comics for Marvel and Archie.

Anne said...

I learned she also has a teacher's guide for this book.
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Sarah said...

GFC follower, and I learned that Barbara Slate wrote the Beauty and the Beast series published by Marvel that was so fantastic in the '90s! I love those comics!

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Sarah said...

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I clicked the 'like' button at the bottom of this post!

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Andrea said...

I follow your blog and like you on FB. I learned that Barbara writes comics for girls of all ages. FB e-mail is andrea crandall at hotmail dot com

KidsandDeals said...

I follow and I learned that Barbie comic existed!
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esluka said...

The Workshops look great! Wish she could come to Seattle! erinnsluka@gmail.com

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Jenny Garza said...

GFC: Jenny Armando
The Furby Joke Cartoons definetly caught my eye! They are so cute but yet so scary! LOL
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Like you on FB via Jelest Leigh
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Diane52 said...

I follow and also like the Ms Liz greeting cards
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april bever said...

Haha! The History of Comic Books Acording to Me is soo funny, I had no idea she did stuff for Marvel and DC.
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Alicia C. said...

I'm a GFC follower.
My 13 y.o. son would love this book and he'd also find "The History of Graphic Novels" very interesting, too!
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Clicked the Like button #1
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purango said...

I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect. I like Dismey's Pocahontas Unsettling Spirits. garrettsambo@aol.com

susansmoaks said...

i would also like the rosie graphic novel
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conbrad said...

It's by far Archie I'Ve been reading since I was 10.

amanda senentz said...

I am a new subscriber. I found out that she did Barbie Comics

Amanda S said...

I tweeted @ asterflwr

saturdaynightfever said...

I like the online workshop that is available.

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Anonymous said...

I like her Ms Liz cards on her site

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i like the scooby doo comic

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jadavis said...

I follow your blog and the Teacher's Guide to this caught my eye!
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I follow you om twitter and I tweeted!#2
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pmj said...

GFC follower
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Anonymous said...

I follow you on GFC. I learned they have classes that I would like to take.
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