Comics in World History & Cultures
This program was developed through an Artist Entrepreneurial Grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National
Endowment for the Arts
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
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.
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