Media Release -- 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 wider world. He holds BA’s 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!"
This presentation is made possible through an Artist Entrepreneurial Grant from the NH State Council on the Arts
COMICS IN WORLD HISTORY AND CULTURES with MAREK BENNETT
THURSDAY APRIL 28
Admission: $5/Free for MoCCA members