A dynamic discussion & comics history reading program for libraries, museums, & other community venues.


Comics in World History & Cultures: A whirlwind look at comics around the world and throughout human history, through the lens of multicultural education.

Experienced teacher and cartoonist Marek Bennett (M.Ed.) touches on comics from ancient and medieval European history, ancient Mayan culture and mathematics, modern Japanese history, local US history research, and more, including ways this rich heritage can speak to and inform modern readers, and inspire comics artists and fans of all ages.

MAREK BENNETT teaches music and comics around New England and the world beyond.  He holds B.A. degrees in Mathematics and Music, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (K-8), and is a rostered teaching artist with the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (Arts In Education and Community Arts rosters), Children’s Literacy Foundation, and Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, among others. He is also the Xeric Award-winning author of “Mimi’s Doughnuts,” “Nicaragua Comics Travel Journal,” and the 24 hour comic collection “Hour 72!”  His most recent graphic novel explores the culture and history in Eastern Europe, from the perspective of a comics-drawing rabbit.  www.MarekBennett.com

Make inquiries or book this program via the CONTACT page >>


“COMICS in World History & Cultures” is now available as part of NHHumanities’ “Humanities To Go” Catalog!


  • digital projector*
  • projector cart or stand*
  • screen / display surface
  • chairs or other seating options for attendees
  • OPTIONAL: book display area (Marek will bring graphic novels & other books to share)
  • OPTIONAL: Host libraries may wish to display graphic novels & art history books from their collection.

*(If host cannot provide these items, please notify Marek ahead of time & he can bring them.)


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This program was developed through an Artist Entrepreneurial Grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts

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