The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Vol. 3 (1864)

The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Vol. 3
Drawn by Marek Bennett
Comics Workshop (2023)
5”x7” / 534 pages / color cover / b&w interior
ISBN-10: 1734386916
ISBN-13: 978-1-7343869-1-2
LCCN: 2019903547



The continuing adventures of a Yankee schoolteacher in the Union Army. 

JANUARY-MAY, 1864: While Freeman Colby recovers his health in a D.C. hospital, the war works unforeseen changes all around him…. Featuring the stories of schoolteachers & bricklayers, radicals & refugees, nurses & politicians – Drawn from their actual diaries, letters, sketchbooks, & more!


VOL. 3 Table of Contents

All the preview pages, source notes, & special features…

Vol. 3 Primary Sources

A few of my historical “collaborators”…

Vol. 3 Poster Gallery

Full-color poster art & source images, side by side.

From Primary Sources to Comics ➤

Building characters & storylines from multiple primary sources…

VIDEOS: “How to Draw Freeman Colby”

Check out this growing list of videos demonstrating Marek’s stick-figure historical cartooning approach… Then try drawing your own!

The Freeman Colby series is made possible entirely by reader support. THANKS to all our patrons, readers, program hosts, & friends! ~ Marek

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All artwork ©2022 Marek Bennett
All rights reserved. No portion of this book (except small portions for review or non-commercial purposes) may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the artist. 

Published by Marek

Cartoonist, musician, teacher.

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