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Comic books a chance to learn at Schoharie Crossing

Michael Carpenter, 9 years old, left, and his sister Megan Carpenter, 7 years old, both of Fort Hunter, make drawings during a comic book class at the Schoharie Crossing Visitors Center in Fort Hunter on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Michael Carpenter, 9 years old, left, and his sister Megan Carpenter, 7 years old, both of Fort Hunter, make drawings during a comic book class at the Schoharie Crossing Visitors Center in Fort Hunter on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
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For some, comic books are a just a bunch of pictures, with superheroes, and therefore, a total waste of time. For others, like Michael Bitz, it’s a tool for learning and a way for kids to be creative. Bitz is the founder and director of The Comic Book Project, which encourages kids to write their own comic books. Bitz founded the non-profit group in 2001 but began to see the value of comics when he ...

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