B.C. ART TEACHER SUBMITS THESIS IN THE FORM OF A COMIC BOOK

'I think it's a really exciting form for scholarship of all kinds,' says graduate Meghan Parker

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Meghan Parker is believed to be the first Canadian to publish a master's thesis in the form of a comic book. (Art Teacher in Process/Meghan Parker)

A Vancouver high school art teacher has written a thesis people might actually want to read.

Meghan Parker graduates this month with a master of arts degree from Simon Fraser University after successfully defending her thesis — a 236-page graphic novel about art and teaching.

The university said it believes Parker is the first Canadian to complete a thesis in comic book form.

“I have always been a person who makes things and draws and doodles, so it seemed kind of the right way for me,” Parker told As It Happens host Carol Off.

Parker has managed to create a thesis you might actually want to pick up and read. (Submitted by Meghan Parker)

Called Art Teacher in Process: An Illustrated Exploration of Art, Education and What Matters, the thesis is part autobiography, part exploration of what it means to make and study art in the classroom.

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