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. 


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.


CLAw Reading Lists are now online!

After many requests from librarians, teachers and parents, CLAw are finally pleased to announce that we have now published our first ever recommended reading lists!

The trustees of CLAw have (with able assitance from some of our closest supporters) compiled three separate lists according to age appropriateness - 8-11 year olds, 11-16 year olds and the over 16s. To see the full lists, please click here or use the link in the side menu. 


2015 Stan Lee Excelsior Award winners!

The 2015 winners for the Stan Lee Excelsior Award and the Stan Lee Excelsior Award Junior have just been announced before a very excited gathering of 200 students at Longley Park Sixth Form College, Sheffield.

Superman / Wonder Woman by Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel scooped the top prize in the main award with Jamie Smart's Bunny vs Monkey winning the junior award.

Visit the webpage here for links to both sites and to find out which books completed the top three and which book won the JABBICA (Judge A Book By Its Cover Award).

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Peters Books & Furniture has announced a significant sponsorship deal with Comics Literacy Awareness (CLAw) to fund the role of Dave Gibbons, the UK’s first Comics Laureate.

The deal enables CLAw to continue its invaluable work to improve literacy through comics and graphic novels in schools nationwide. Click here http://www.claw.org.uk/blog/ for full details.