Drawing Community: Creating Comics from Shared Stories

Presenter: Marek Bennett

From the simplest stick figures to the flashiest modern manga, cartooning & comics have long offered us powerful ways to look at and define ourselves and our communities. What does it mean to “draw together” in community, and how does the act of creating art help us move from “MY story” & “YOUR story” to “OUR story”? Join New Hampshire cartoonist Marek Bennett as he shares lessons from his award-winning work on graphic novels and webcomics like The Most Costly Journey (El viaje más caro), the long-running Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby Series, and more. Through sample artwork, historical source materials, and live cartooning demonstrations, this program looks at how collaborative cartooning — “drawing together” — helps us explore identities, share perspectives, and deepen connections in our communities. For more about Marek’s work, see: www.MarekBennett.com

From the simplest stick figures to the flashiest modern manga, cartooning & comics have long offered us powerful ways to look at and define ourselves and our communities. What does it mean to “draw together” in community, and how does the act of creating art help us move from “MY story” & “YOUR story” to “OUR story”? Join New Hampshire cartoonist Marek Bennett as he shares lessons from his award-winning work on graphic novels and webcomics like The Most Costly Journey (El viaje más caro), the long-running Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby Series, and more. Through sample artwork, historical source materials, and live cartooning demonstrations, this program looks at how collaborative cartooning — “drawing together” — helps us explore identities, share perspectives, and deepen connections in our communities. For more about Marek’s work, see: www.MarekBennett.com

Event Details

When:

Saturday, May 13, 2023 11:00am

Where:

Nelson Town Hall
1 Nelson Common Road
Nelson NH 03457

Hosted By:

Olivia Rodham Memorial Library

Contact Info:

Olivia Rodham Memorial Library, 603-847-3214