Here’s a page of QUICK LINKS to various printable PDFs of projects I put these out for teachers & other kind-hearted (non-profit) souls to use for educational purposes. That means YES, you CAN copy and distribute them for non-commercial use, with two conditions:
- Be sure to credit www.MarekBennett.com with any use.
- Whenever possible, let me know the details of your usage — WHAT, WHERE, HOW, WHY, &c.!
- Jose’s Journey: “Painful to Remember” - One immigrant's quest to find work and dignity in the United States.
- ALGO ADENTRO / Something Inside - Far from home and family, a migrant laborer discovers the survival power of art...
- YA QUE TENGO MI LICENCIA / Now That I Have My License - Reflections on driving, by migrant laborers on Vermont dairy farms...
For printable mini-comics from the “El Viaje Mas Caro” project: REQUEST BY EMAIL >>
How to Draw Freeman Colby #02: Enlisting (August 1862) - ← #1: Stick Figure Soldier #3: How to Draw SARAH LOW → Draw along as Marek builds an entire camp scene with basic shapes & our F.A.S.T. (Face/Action/Setting/Text) toolbox. Learn to make expressive stick figure cartoons… EVERYBODY can create comics! TOOLS: pencil pen and/or marker (black ink) paper (any size; Marek’s using 8.5″x11″) eraser Extensions, […] Cartooning Basics: Faces & Body Language - ← BEFORE: Shapes & Faces! NEXT: Eyes? → Sometimes it helps to act out an idea, and FEEL the picture in your body. Today we’re turning a row of doodled stick-figure faces into a series of cartoons showing body language…. CHALLENGE ACTIVITY: Draw faces with a friend or family member, then swap pages & take […] Diary Comic: "When I Feel…" - ← CARTOONING BASICS: Shapes & Faces Set up an 8-page MINI-COMIC → I drew this diary comic after a long walk with my dog on a bright spring day. This simple 4-panel format helps me turn an emotion (stress) into a story (meeting up w/ neighbors & building something). Try it yourself, & see what […]
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“Woogums Goes for a Walk” (1-Sheet / 8 Page) - ← BEFORE: 1-Sheet Demo | Folding Guides NEXT: “Woogums #2” (COMING SOONish?!) → Here’s a desktop quick-draw, from blank paper to finished 8-page mini-comic. I didn’t really know how this story would end as I drew it… (Actually, I didn’t even know how it would start!) So, we might be in for some surprises along […] 1-Sheet / 8 page Mini-Comic (Folding) - ← BEFORE: 1-Sheet Demo NEXT: Drawing an 8-page story → Here’s a quick guide to folding your own blank 8 page mini-comic from a single sheet of paper. This video demonstrates 3 sizes: 11″x17″ (or A3) 8.5″x11″ (or A4) 8.5″x14″ (legal). PRINTABLES: For printable templates & notes, join the Patreon → My initial 1-sheet HOW-TO […] D.C.+Virginia Sketchbook (October 2019) - 32 pages of diary comics, drawn while exploring Civil War historical sites & battlefields… A behind-the-scenes look at Rabbit’s footwork & research for Freeman Colby Vol. 3 (1864)! ORDERING INFO: Special print edition available to Patreon members: SAMPLE PAGES: The St. Albans Raid #1 - Detailing a little-known outburst of domestic terrorism in a small New England town far from the front lines of the Civil War... Bobby Draws: A Journey - How can disabled artists draw comics if, for example, they can't use their hands, move their bodies, or even describe their story ideas? Some of my students taught me how ... “Teaching Artist” Mini - Here's a mini-comic I drew in preparation for a recent panel discussion ("Getting Gigs & Making Work") at Plymouth State University... How to Create Comics - PRINTABLES: Full-size PDF (8 pages) >> | Single Sheet >> PRINTABLES: PDF (8 pages) >> GIF (1 page) >> Why Comics? - Why indeed? Presenting a few key reasons for teaching (and learning) with comics...