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Comics in World History and Cultures

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July 9: 4:30 pm

A whirlwind tour of comics around the world and throughout human history! Join award-winning cartoonist and educator Marek Bennett (M.Ed.) as we explore and explain comics from many corners of the globe — with special attention to how people use sequential visual narratives to share ideas, information, and meaning.

From ancient African and Mediterranean civilizations, to medieval European history, to ancient Mayan libraries; from Chinese landscape scrolls to modern Japanese manga and the great comic book battles of the mid-20th century, and more: this rich worldwide heritage of graphic storytelling can entertain & inform modern readers, as well as inspire comics artists & fans of all ages.

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About the presenter


Marek Bennett with a beard drawing a black-and-white cartoon on a clipboardNH-based cartoonist, musician, and educator Marek Bennett leads discovery-based Comics Workshops for all ages throughout New England and the world beyond!  His comics work includes the graphic novel series, The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, as well as drawing, translating, & editing for The Most Costly Journey (2021) with the bilingual El Viaje Project. His crowd-funded cartoon travel memoirs include Sharjah Sketchbook (2020) and SLOVAKIA: Fall in the Heart of Europe (2013).

Marek is the recipient of the 2021 New Hampshire Governor’s Arts Award for Art Education.



July 9
4:30 pm
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Hartland Public Library
153 Route 5
Hartland, VT 05048 United States
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