This review originally ran on Comics Bulletin.
When I’m not reading or writing about comics, I masquerade during the day as a High School English teacher. I like to think that I am pretty good at it, too, as I am constantly looking for new and inventive ways to engage my students in the pursuit of high order critical thinking, as well as help them develop the tools they need to lucidly express the products of those thoughts. I often use comics (oh, excuse me, “graphic novels”), in my teaching as a unique medium in which to do both. I firmly believe that comics have a place in the Language Arts curriculum and I am always excited to discover new ways in which I can integrate them into what I am doing. So when our avuncular Comics Bulletin publisher, Jason Sacks, asked me if I would like to review an independent documentary called for the site, I jumped at the chance. Unfortunately, what I jumped into ended up sticking to the bottom of my shoes, leaving foul smelling tracks all over the new carpet.