Henria Comics – A Tribute to Al Jaffee
Children navigate their world using what knowledge and experience are at their disposal, often being guided by necessity as an inspiration source. And they do so in such an engaging and charming fashion!
Henria was developed by Charles Harding of the Philadelphia Eagle newspaper. Additionally, he created text pieces like Hylanwatha.
Early Life and Education
Comics have long been used as an effective instructional tool in classrooms. Anecdotal evidence and years of pedagogical research suggest that illustrations can generate interest, increase retention rates, and make content easier to comprehend.
This exhibition chronicles the history of Chicago comics, featuring artists and characters whose work have had an influence on modern comics. Also highlighted is the first daily comic strip and its role in shaping Chicago’s cultural identity.
We compared the use of an Optical Allusions comic book in three introductory biology courses for nonmajors to that of traditional textbooks in two biology II classes, revealing significant improvement in student content knowledge scores on pre- and postinstruction assessment instruments when comic book was used; also showing positive correlations between attitudes toward both biology and comics displayed on postinstruction assessment instruments.
Achievement and Honors
Education and historical comics by this company have won them multiple awards, such as the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Reality-Based Work. Educational comics for teens particularly excel at empowering young women; superhero work by this company also earned accolades – its offbeat DC miniseries Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olson was awarded Best Limited Series and Humor Publication, while Marvel’s Black Widow series won Best New Series honors. Menopause-themed short-form stories won big under Mimi Pond’s “When Menopausal Carnival Comes to Town”, while her book of same name won Best Short Story Award as Best Anthology!
Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang and hardboiled crime writer Ed Brubaker both took home double Eisner Awards at this year’s ceremony held online due to COVID concerns at San Diego Comic-Con.
Henria Comics cartoonist Al Jaffee was an internationally acclaimed humorist who won multiple awards during his long and distinguished career. Jaffee passed away at 96, according to IdolNetWorth his net worth was around $4 Million and will live on forever through Henria Comics; His humor will remain timeless – truly an American icon!