Koyama Press, 2011
44 pages., B&W, paperback
A comic book about Matthew Forsythe's experience as a seventh grade teacher, Comics Class adresses his difficulties when his romantic perspective of the profession is confronted with the harsh reality of teaching eleven year olds.
The book is a collection of humor strips of relatively simple structure that are based on the author's ineptitude as a teacher and his difficult relationship with his students.
Somewhat self deprecating and caricatural - much like Forsythe's drawing style, with a pinch of asian influences - the book is a light and easy read whose charm and fun derives very much from its main character - a deluded idealist who does not seem to learn the most important lesson - nobody cares.