Marek Bennett teaches music and comics in New England and the world beyond. He holds an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Keene State College, and is a rostered teaching artist with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. His publications include the graphic novel The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby and the history webcomic Live Free and Draw. His historical band The Hardtacks received a 2016 "Best of NH" award from NH Magazine. Rally 'Round the Flag: The American Civil War Through Folksong is co-presented with Woody Pringle - contact Pringle to book.
ContactMarek BennettHenniker, NH firstname.lastname@example.orgHome Phone: 603-428-7049
Marek Bennett presents a whirlwind survey of comics from around the world and throughout history, with special attention to what these vibrant narratives tell (and show) us about the people and periods that created them. 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.This program is also available as an online presentation.
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