Vermont Humanities
Comics in World History and Cultures in text over a collage of comic book illustrations

Comics in World History and Cultures

Join award-winning cartoonist and educator Marek Bennett 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.

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Andy Kolovos

Andy Kolovos is the Associate Director and Archivist of the Vermont Folklife Center. He has conducted ethnographic and oral history research in Vermont since 2002, and has a deep interest in the use of comics as a medium for collaborative documentary work.

Marek Bennett with a beard drawing a black-and-white cartoon on a clipboard

Marek Bennett

Marek Bennett makes and teaches comics and music in New Hampshire, USA, and the world beyond. His comics work includes the graphic novel series, “The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby,” as well as drawing, translating, and editing for “The Most Costly Journey” (2021).

Market Bennett wearing a blue shirt with a tan fedora hat drawing at a table

“The Most Costly Journey” Comics Workshop with Marek Bennett

Join award-winning cartoonist and educator Marek Bennett for a closer look at the Vermont Reads 2022 book “The Most Costly Journey.” He leads a hands-on demo to show how YOU can cartoon the stories of your own family, neighborhood, and wider world.