Everything Geek Club Books does, even our name, is focused on destigmatizing differences and 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.
We produce two styles of autism comics:
- Mighty League interactive comic books for children that are narrative, entertaining and based on a real autistic person.
- Comics by Autistic Advocates to educate the public about autism facts and activate autistic voices.
Why Use Comics?
- 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.
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.”
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.”
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.