Comics and graphic novels are often seen by some parents as childish and a waste of time. Finding quality comics with good stories and educational value can take some searching. This week's podcast is an interview with comic book writer and fellow podcaster Ben Avery.
About Ben Avery
A believer in the need for positive, all-ages entertainment, Ben Avery created and wrote ZondervanÃ¢Â€Â™s graphic novel series TimeFlyz and the comic book miniseries ArmorQuest to entertain readers with an exciting story, but also inspire and encourage readers to stand up and make a difference in their world. AveryÃ¢Â€Â™s comic book career began when he was selected by George R.R. Martin to work as the scriptÃ‚Â adapterÃ‚Â of the comic book fantasy mini-series The Hedge Knight, based on novellas by the New York Times bestselling author. After that, Avery went on to co-write/co-create the critically acclaimed Lullaby and The Imaginaries for Image Comics, co-create and write the childrenÃ¢Â€Â™s literature inspired fantasy The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles, develop and write the historical epic Kingdoms for Zondervan, and the sequel mini-series The Hedge Knight II, published by Marvel Comics. In addition to writing, he has been an English teacher, a college resident director, and a youth treatment specialist for sexually abused children. Avery lives in Mishawaka, Indiana, with his wife and five children.
You can purchase Ben's comics at his online store. Some of his work isÃ‚Â available on Kindle. Also, hear him discuss science fiction as it relates to Christianity on his podcast Strangers and Aliens.
Ben has agreed to give away a copy of his latest devotional,Ã‚Â Kingstone Hero Devotions. Leave a comment telling me what your homeschool superpower would be if you were a superhero. I will choose a winner at random on February 9th, 2013. The winner will be announced here and on the podcast February 15th, 2013.
If you live in the Long Island, NY are I hope you'll join me at the Downstate LEAH Convention March 16th and June 8th, 2013.
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