PROGRAM DETAILS:
45-60 minutes
10+ participants
Virtual or in-person

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“Drawing Community: Creating Comics from Shared Stories” with Marek Bennett

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

From the simplest stick figures to the flashiest modern manga, cartooning & comics have long offered us powerful ways to look at and define ourselves and our communities. What does it mean to “draw together” in community, and how does the act of creating art help us move from “MY story” & “YOUR story” to “OUR story”?

Join New Hampshire cartoonist Marek Bennett as he shares lessons from his award-winning work on graphic novels and webcomics like The Most Costly Journey (El viaje más caro), the long-running Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby Series, and more. Through sample artwork, historical source materials, and live cartooning demonstrations, this program looks at how collaborative cartooning — “drawing together” — helps us explore identities, share perspectives, and deepen connections in our communities.

For more about Marek’s work, see: www.MarekBennett.com

This engaging presentation — featuring eye-catching artworks new & old, plus the stories behind them — will help you notice (& maybe even create) visual stories in your own community!

This program is available via the NHH “Humanities To Go” Catalog. To apply for an HTG grant:

  1. CONTACT MAREK to set up a DATE & TIME.
  2. Find Marek’s HTG program listing HERE.
  3. APPLY for the NHH-HTG grant HERE.
    Mileage = [(round trip from Henniker, NH to your location) x $0.50]

Program Resources:

SUGGESTED PREPARATION:

For ONLINE EVENT info, see: TECH STUFF >>

For IN-PERSON EVENTS:

  • digital projector*
  • projector cart or stand*
  • electrical outlet (and/or extension cord w/ 2+ outlets)
  • screen (or wall/display surface)
  • chairs or other seating options for attendees

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

PROMO POSTERS & GRAPHICS:

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POSTER TEMPLATES = COMING IN EARLY 2023.

Marek’s BIO >>

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