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 his latest book, The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, the local history webcomic LIVE FREE AND DRAW!, the graphic novel travel memoir, SLOVAKIA: Fall in the Heart of Europe, numerous community-specific mini-comics projects (such as serving as the Official Cartoonist of New Hampshire’s Weeks Act Centennial), the long-running Xeric Award-winning weekly newspaper strip “Mimi’s Doughnuts”, and more. His compositions, arrangements, performances, and musical research work appear in the albums “Watershed” by the Cold River Ranters (Wedgie Records, 2015) and “Global Banjar!” by the Hardtacks (2016).
Marek’s “Comics Workshop” educational programs incorporate sequential narrative cartooning techniques & music into community-based projects that guide participants in exploring & developing a sense of history, culture, and our individual & collective identities. Artists of all ages, backgrounds, & abilities discover their own unique capacities for storytelling, performance, & communication as they contribute to projects and presentations in collaborative studio settings. Through focused webcomics like LIVE FREE AND DRAW! and COFFEE+DUMPLING+KOMIKS, Marek shares his own experiences of travel, research, and community with a wider audience of readers and contributors.
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)
His website is: www.MarekBennett.com