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The Colonel’s Adventure Comics

Colonel Sanders can ride a horse and a skateboard. You can get your copy at Comic-Con in San Diego.  Just make sure you do not buy a bucket of chicken, the value will go down with grease stains.

Sandbox World is 9 Years Old Today

Nine years of blogging. Sandbox World turns nine years old today!  I did not think I would be still doing this. Some ups and downs, still chugging along. Nine more? Who knows.

The Third Man Movie Poster

The Third Man is my favorite Orson Welles movies. I love the whole film noir espionage background that breeds in mystery. I was delighted to find this recent poster commissioned by Nautilus Art Prints created by the talented Francesco Francavilla.

Sandbox World: Awesome Award

Give yourself or others an official  Awesome Award.  Put a smile on a face today when you award them a no-prize awesome award. You are awesome!

Sandbox World Construction

We cleared out the rubble, Sandbox World is back in action. WE are clearing out the sandbox to make room for more entertaining news from around the web.

Trash talking goalie

If you live along the 49th parallel, most likely you have seen the latest imp trash talking goalie from McDonald’s. This promotion commercial is a tie-in to their hockey mini sticks that they are selling at select McDonald’s across Canada. Reminiscent of "Slap Shot" a classic Paul Newman movie of the 70’s, this commercial is…

Mythunderstood

Atomic Cartoons doesn’t want to be misunderstood with their new show. The animation studio who gave us both Atomic Betty and Big City Birds, are working on a new series. It’s called Mythunderstood and this YouTube clip directed by Tyler Schroeder will give you a glimpse into this exciting new offering.

Spider-Man Fairy Tales #1

At first I thought this was a real corny idea. After looking at the recent art and spin on the fairy tales, it looks like a great venture. Spider-Man Fairy Tales #1 is on sale May 30th 2007. Isn’t everything in life better with a little bit of Spider-Man? Fans will find out the answer…

Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel

As teachers, we’re always looking for new ways to help our students engage with texts. James Bucky Carter and the contributors to this collection have found an effective approach: use graphic novels! Carter and his contributors tap into the growing popularity of graphic novels in this one-of-a-kind guidebook. Each chapter presents practical suggestions for the…

Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel

As teachers, we’re always looking for new ways to help our students engage with texts. James Bucky Carter and the contributors to this collection have found an effective approach: use graphic novels! Carter and his contributors tap into the growing popularity of graphic novels in this one-of-a-kind guidebook. Each chapter presents practical suggestions for the…

The Complete Peanuts 1963-1964

Spring brings May flowers and Peanuts. Fantagraphics once again releases their run of Peanuts with an intro by animator Bill Melendez. This volume has strips that were never printed before. A real beauty to have in any showcase. As it happens, this volume is particularly rich in never-before-reprinted strips: Over 150 (more than one fifth…