Q&A with Nadja Baer (Adapter) and David Cohen (Chief Strategist of Round Table Companies)
Author Q&A , Latest Posts / April 3, 2012

I posted about a graphic adaptation of the U.S. Constitution a few days ago. When I got a chance to send some questions to Nadja Baer, the adapter, I jumped on it, as an added bonus Mr. Cohen chimed in as well to make it a very interesting and unique post. Q. What was the idea behind writing the Constitution in graphic novel format? +David (Publisher): One of the procuring causes for adapting books into comics was to make content more accesible to an audience that currently doesn’t favor it.  When looking at our wish list of IP for 2012 the Constitution easily made our short list for titles to move into production.  Besides the fact that this is an election year, the Constitution is a document that has steadily lost ground in our educational system.  There are many reasons for this that have nothing to do with the content, but we wanted to make this an easy choice for a kid to pick up and read.  We’ve played with the educational sector and saw this as an opportunity to dive in.  ~Nadja: I would add that putting it into a visual format makes not only the content, but also…

Thoughts on: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation by Nadja Baer (Adapter), Thomas Jefferson (Author), John Adams (Author), Thomas Paine (Author), James Madison (Author) and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator)

Article first published as Book Review: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation Nadja Baer (Adapter) and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator) on Blogcritics. About: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation Nadja Baer (Adapter), Thomas Jefferson (Author), John Adams (Author), Thomas Paine (Author), James Madison (Author) and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator) is an adaptation of the supreme law of the land in these United States. Dr. Katie Monnin, assistant professor of literacy at the University of North Florida, produced a curriculum guide (target towards 8th grade level) to supplement the comic book which is available free of charge at http://maupinhouse.com/constitutioncurriculum 80 pages Publisher: Writers Of The Round Table Press (April 16, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1610660250 Buy this Comic Graphic Adaptation in paper or in elec­tronic format. Thoughts: Right off the bat I liked that the author included the Founding Fathers in the title of this comic graphic adaptation. The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation by Nadja Baer (Adapter | website | Twitter), Thomas Jefferson (Author), John Adams (Author), Thomas Paine (Author), James Madison (Author) and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator | website | Twitter) takes the US Constitution and, using the original text, presents it in an easy to understand graphical format. This is a short book but,…

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