Marek Bennett makes & teaches comics & music in New Hampshire, USA, and the world beyond… www.MarekBennett.com
NH-based cartoonist, musician, and educator Marek Bennett leads discovery-based Comics 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, as well as drawing, translating, & editing for The Most Costly Journey (2021) with the bilingual El Viaje Project. In September 2022, both books were featured at the National Book Festival in Washington DC.
Marek is the recipient of the 2021 New Hampshire Governor’s Arts Award for Art Education.
His website is: www.MarekBennett.com
HONORS & AWARDS:
“Cartoonist Marek Bennett is a teaching artist who serves as an inspiring model for students, educators and other artists. His work is brilliant, playful, relevant and infused with compassion and deep understanding of the world as it is, was and might be. He illuminates ideas of all kinds through his drawings, and helps students and their teachers see how they, too, can use this highly accessible artform – whatever their age, experience, talent, or level of confidence – as a way to learn, grow and communicate in any subject area.“
FINALIST: “2020 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards: Best in Young Adult/Non-Fiction” / Pop Culture Classroom (The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby Vol. 2: 1863)
Marek is a rostered artist / presenter with the following organizations:
- Children’s Literacy Foundation
- NH Humanities‘ “Humanities To Go” Program
- NHSCA (Arts In Education & Community Arts)
Drawn in response to questions from a student project by “D–” (from New Hampshire):