The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, with artist Marek Bennett

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019, 6 p.m.

Marek Bennett's comics adaptation of this actual Civil War memoir brings to life the dry humor and grim conviction of teacher-turned-soldier Freeman Colby, in The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Volume 2: 1863.

1863: The continuing saga of a Yankee schoolteacher in the Union Army:
Young Freeman Colby joined the 39th Massachusetts Regiment in search of "better returns," but now he just wants to survive the war and return home to his friends & family in New England Marching deeper into the war-torn heart of Virginia, he crosses paths with countless fellow survivors -- widows, poets, volunteer nurses, refugee children, ragged soldiers, brave mothers striving to deliver their families from slavery...
This wide-ranging graphic novel weaves together their stories with Colby's actual letters home, laying bare the day-to-day human struggles that shaped one of the most consequential years in American history.

 

About the author: NH-based cartoonist, musician, and educator Marek Bennett leads discovery-based Comics Workshops for all ages throughout New England and the world beyond!  His comics work includes his latest book, The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, the local history webcomic LIVE FREE AND DRAW!, the graphic novel travel memoir, SLOVAKIA: Fall in the Heart of Europe, numerous community-specific mini-comics projects (such as serving as the Official Cartoonist of New Hampshire’s Weeks Act Centennial), the long-running Xeric Award-winning weekly newspaper strip “Mimi’s Doughnuts”, and more.  His compositions, arrangements, performances, and musical research work appear in the albums “Watershed” by the Cold River Ranters (Wedgie Records, 2015) and “Global Banjar!” by the Hardtacks (2016).

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Volume 2: 1863 Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780982415375
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Comics Workshop - May 30th, 2019

1863: The continuing saga of a Yankee schoolteacher in the Union Army:


The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby: 1862: A New Hampshire Teacher Goes to War Cover Image
By Marek Bennett (Artist)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780982415351
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Comics Workshop - April 12th, 2016

Marek Bennett's comics adaptation of this actual Civil War memoir brings to life the dry humor and grim conviction of teacher-turned-soldier Freeman Colby.


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