Recently Yum Cha Studios created this wacky kung-fu adventure application that works as a digital comics book as well medium for learning the Chinese language called Dim Sum Warriors. The story pits clans against each other suitable for the K-12 set but with the ulterior value of adding a way to learn the chinese language. “With the iPad, readers can enjoy Dim Sum Warriors as a traditional comic, and also benefit from its extra educational functions,” says Dr. Woo, an Associate Professor at Long Island University’s College of Education and Information Sciences (prweb, 12′). This dual entertainment and educational application struck me as a no brainer as my own mother learned English from comics while growing up in Korea om the 50s’. Currently there are quite a few applications developing with electronic graphic or sequential art themes. While this blog remains within the vicinity of play and learning, the entries in the coming months will further explore the use of play, sequential graphics, and transmedia in service of persuasive action, civic engagement & activism, and a challenges to invite participation the with the young at heart of all ages.