I decided that my own butchered comic format would best make my point here. I made this comic using Plasq’s ComicLife program.
This quotation has always made perfect sense to me. It boils down to student engagement and not requiring your students to (always) conform to your demands and preferences as their teacher. Rather, successfully teaching students demands that instructors find ways to make instruction engaging by appealing to more than just the more privileged, traditional learning or presentation styles. What better method exists to further develop a student’s capacity to visualize complex texts and events than to present them with graphic texts that provide a visual to stimulate critical thinking? Don’t think of it as a crutch. It’s just another tool at your disposal when and where you choose to wield it.