Drawing Community: Creating Comics from Shared Stories

Presenter: Marek Bennett

From the simplest stick figures to the flashiest modern manga, cartooning and 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” and “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 series The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, 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.   


Join us as we celebrate 50 years of bringing the humanities to your community!

Event Details


Tuesday, August 20, 2024 6:00pm


Plaistow Public Library
85 Main Street
Plaistow NH 03865

Hosted By:

Plaistow Public Library

Contact Info:

Plaistow Public Library, 603-382-6011