Marek Bennett presents a whirlwind look at comics around the world and throughout history, through the lens of multicultural education. Bennett engages and involves the audience in an interactive discussion of several sample comics representing cultures such as: Ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, the Ancient Maya, Feudal and modern Japan, the United States in the early 20th century, and Nazi Germany during World War II. The program explores the various ways of creating and reading comics from around the world, and what these techniques tell us about the cultures in which they occur.
About the presenter:
NH-based cartoonist, musician, and educator Marek Bennett leads discovery-based Comic 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, the history webcomic Live Free and Draw, and the travel memoir, Slovakia: Fall in the Heart of Europe. He plays Civil War folk music with The Hardtacks and with The Cold River Ranters.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Kimball Library the New Hampshire Humanities. Free and open to the public.