Manfred J. von Vulte explained how comic books can help educators

Here’s my chat with Manfred J. von Vulte at WhitCAF 2018. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and player.FM


Manfred is the published author of numerous articles, as well as two children’s works, a history book, and an educational guide on the use of comic books and experiential learning for parents and teachers. With over 20 years of teaching in his background, Manfred is also a Director of the Comic Book Project in Canada.

During chat, Manfred talked about the Comic Book Project and the role that comic books can play in education in general.

You can discover more about Manfred on Twitter at @mannerVV  and online at and


Here’s some of the current news about Canadian comic book creators and supporters.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Record interviewed Alfonso Espinos, the founder of Studiocomix Press, as he celebrated the first birthday of the comic book store that is also printer and publisher. The article quoted Alfonso saying: “You gotta start somewhere…Nobody starts out selling 50,000 copies. Every artist has a different definition of success.” You can read more at

Alfonso at MCX 2018

Although the Eisner Awards won’t be announced until July 19 2019 at Comic-Con in San Diego, the judges for those awards were named this week. One name on the list who’s been on this podcast is Jenn Haines, owner of the comic book and games store The Dragon.
You can

Jenn Haines portrait

Jody Cason from Amazing Stories in Saskatoon appeared on Global News Morning in Saskatoon with must have gifts and stocking stuffers for Christmas. Jody recommended a variety of great gifts including young reader comic books, figurines, clothing, Pickle Rick lip balm and more. You can see the full video on

And for the calendar this week
Oshawa ComiCon takes place on December 15 at the Legends Centre in Oshawa, Ontario with special guest creator Stephany Lein – More details at

This weekend marks the grand opening of The Comic Hunter in Fredericton, New Brunswick. On December 15, festivities will include comic artists, a charity photo booth, interactive activities, cosplay and tree decorating. Discover more at



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