Tuesday, August 11th, 2020, 7pm EDT, online only via Zoom. Registration required (tickets by donation, $0-20): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marek-bennett-sharjah-sketchbook-tickets-115135260664
Marek Bennett visits Gibson's Bookstore virtually to present Sharjah Sketchbook! Rabbit’s on the road again, drawing stories & inspiration from the diverse crowds thronging the largest book fair in the Arab world! Created during a teaching trip to Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), these loose, lively diary comics explore themes of migration & travel, language, education, religion, and the role of images & storytelling in a global community.
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 the graphic novel series, The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, the local history webcomic LIVE FREE AND DRAW!, and the travel memoir, SLOVAKIA: Fall in the Heart of Europe. He plays Civil War folk music with The Hardtacks and “hot gonzo primitive folk jive” with The Cold River Ranters.
Diary comics from a teaching trip to Sharjah International Book Fair, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Cartoonist Marek Bennett exlores the role of images & storytelling in Islam & in secular society, while drawing stories & inspiration from the crowds thronging the largest book fair in the Arab world.
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.
1863: The continuing saga of a Yankee schoolteacher in the Union Army: