Comics Encourage Kids to Read

Entertaining, informative and fun to read, comic books and graphic novels greatly appeal to kids, motivating them to improve their reading skills.  Learn more about comics and literacy.  With comics proven to encourage kids to read, Comix Experience strongly supports educators and students in the Bay Area. 

Classroom Events

In addition to providing personalized expertise and access to near-wholesale pricing for local K-12 teachers, our friendly and passionate staff is available to speak on a variety of topics to your classroom or library.  We've even worked with teachers to create special events for students, like a comic book making class that included developing plot and narrative. Please contact owner Brian Hibbs at brian@comixexperience.com or (415) 863-9258 for more information.

Graphic Novels for Kids

We offer special pricing for middle school libraries that would like to participate in our Kids' Graphic Novel Club, which includes monthly live and streaming video meetings featuring in-person appearances by top kids' graphic novel authors discussing their latest books and answering kids' questions about their creative processes.  We're currently working with several San Francisco Unified School District middle schools to bring the love of graphic novels to kids.  Since each meeting is live-streamed, these amazing events are even available to schools nationwide at reasonable prices. Please contact brian@comixexperience.com to discuss the possibilities, or for references to working librarians who are involved in our service.


The Graphic Novel of the Month Club has met every second Tuesday of the month for three years.  We eat chocolate banana bread, have tea and argue about the graphic novels.  We argue over favorite characters, will the book be a series, and what books are our favorite.  It will be bittersweet when this group graduates this year and move on to high school.  Sweet: I am excited what these social readers of books will become and hope they will always be in a book club.  Bitter:  I will really miss our monthly meetings.  We have learned so much about each other through the variety of graphic novels.  Brian Hibbs chooses graphic novels that represent numerous genres (friendship, sci fi, historical fiction), stories of characters with various identities, beliefs, backgrounds and ethnicities.  There is also a great mix of both female and male protagonists in the stories.   The collection has challenged my students to be empathetic to others' stories and to learn about how other young people, like them, experience and navigate the world.  I have doubled my order in the past year of membership in order to open clubs to the other grades and encourage as many books clubs as possible!  This is a draft of a painting one of the book club members is doing for their final art project.  It represents our graphic novel book club over the last three years.   —

Callen Taylor
Teacher Librarian
Visitacion Valley Middle School SFUSD
MLIS, NBCT

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Visit our Two San Francisco Locations listed below or subscribe to our Graphic Novel Club Online!

Comix Experience
305 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258
brian@comixexperience.com
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Monday 11am-7pm
Tuesday 11am-7pm
Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday 11am-8pm
Friday 11am-8pm
Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 10am-8pm

 

Comix Experience Outpost
2381 Ocean Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 239-2669
brian@comixexperience.com
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Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am-7pm
Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday 11am-8pm
Friday 11am-8pm
Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 11am-5pm