Everything Geek Club Books does, even our name, is focused on destigmatizing differences, encouraging pride in our diversity and celebrating our uniqueness. Autism need not be feared and the autistic should never feel ashamed of who they are.
Why Use Comics for Education and Advocacy?
- Our autism comic books help children and adults to develop a better understanding, empathy and acceptance for those on the autism spectrum.
- We want autistic individuals to feel represented, empowered and know that they matter! It’s vitally important that they see a reflection of themselves in literature and pop culture. It’s even more important that they are part of the creation of our comics.
Mighty League Autism Comic Books for Kids:
Mighty League, Vol. 1: The Terrible Taunting is the tale of an autistic boy (or girl—because the reader can choose the gender) on their superhero quest to stop bullying on the playground. It teaches lessons on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, being different, friendship, and handling bullying.
This is an excellent story that promotes awareness of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, encourages acceptance and understanding, and talks about tools that those in the spectrum can use to manage their day. Not to be missed!” The iMums
In Mighty League, Vol 2: The Horrible Hug, our superheroes turn into star ship captains (reader chooses boy or girl) who embark on a journey to an alien planet—a brand new school—an overwhelming, fear-of-the-unknown experience for any child, but amplified when you are on the autism spectrum. It teaches lessons on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, acceptance, self-confidence, and trust.
Your autism comic book is truly WONDERFUL. I know no two autistic children are the same but my son and I just had our first look at it and it was like we were reading about him. It is brilliant on so many levels. I love the pop up notebook that explains more about autism; I wish every school would use this comic. It feels like real life.”
Comics for Public Awareness and Acceptance:
Rebecca Burgess is a comic artist and autistic advocate. She created our “Hear Our Spectrum of Voices” comic to highlight quotes from other autistic advocates. “It was so amazing to be able to incorporate the quotes from other autistic advocates. This will really help people have a deeper understanding about the autism experience.”
By this point, everyone’s aware of autism. It exists! We get it! Parents of autistic kids everywhere want the world to know that autism exists, but we got the message long ago and it’s time to move on. It’s time to embrace autism acceptance. And it’s time to start listening to autistic people who have their own voices and know what they need. Read, download and share this important comic written by Jenny Bristol and illustrated by Rebecca Burgess.
Need help explaining or understanding autism? Rebecca Burgess created “Understanding the Spectrum” during Autism Acceptance Week and it went viral when autistic people, parents and teachers discovered her comic and felt it helped them explain the autism spectrum in a more accurate way. Rebecca is activated her voice in her own creative way! She’s a part of our #Activate4Autism movement Help activate and educate by downloading this comic and sharing it with your family, friends and community.
Our website at Geek Club Books is a platform for autistic voices, positive autism advocacy and education, and sharing autism resources we think you’ll want to know about. In addition to our autistic-themed comic, here are topics we cover and questions we explore: