The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby (Graphic Novel Series)

A graphic novel epic of the American Civil War… Drawn from the diaries & letters of the real people who lived it!

Vol. 1 : 1861-62 ➤
A Yankee schoolteacher goes to war! Drawn from Freeman Colby’s actual diary. (352 pages)

Vol. 2 : 1863 ➤
The continuing saga of Freeman Colby, featuring Nurse Sarah Low, Walt Whitman, Fannie Dawson, & more. (548 pages)

UPDATES posting for patrons:

Marek Bennett’s historical graphic novel series details the adventures of NH school teacher Freeman Colby & several contemporaries in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War.  Drawn entirely from primary source accounts, it portrays the day-to-day realities faced by a diverse cast of participants between 1861-1865.

Press Kit | Presentations | Hardcovers | School Book Orders

VIDEOS: “How to Draw Freeman Colby”

Check out this growing list of videos demonstrating Marek’s stick-figure historical cartooning approach… Then try drawing your own!


Some of the many period texts & images behind the comics.

Freeman Colby: From Primary Sources to Comics ➤

Building characters & storylines from multiple primary sources…

Freeman Colby Vol. 2:
Table of Contents ➤

Read the Patreon previews, complete with author notes & source links…


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