Welcome To Comics Literacy Awareness


claw3 (1) Comics Literacy Awareness (CLAw) is an exciting new literacy charity formed by a group of passionate and highly experienced trustees from the fields of education and comics.
The mission of CLAw is to dramatically improve the literacy levels of UK children through the medium of comics and graphic novels. CLAw will also aim to raise the profile, image and respectability of comics and graphic novels as both a valid art form and as works of literature. 


Dave Gibbons announced as our first Comics Laureate

On October 17th we revealed Dave Gibbons as our first ever Comics Laureate (as well as officially launching the charity). This took place at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal and was announced by world famous comics theorist Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics! Click the pic on the right for more details of the Comics Laureate initiative. 



Meet the Trustees

Drawn from the fields of comics, education and publishing, CLAw's team of trustees are all highly experienced, passionate about the potential of comics to improve literacy levels and have been working hard for over 18 months to get CLAw to where it is today. Find out more about them by clicking here.


Stan Lee Excelsior Award

Registration for both the Stan Lee Excelsior Award (and the new Stan Lee Excelsior Award Junior!) opens again in November.  This is for all schools wishing to take part in 2015. Visit the webpage here for links to both sites.