“Living Documents”: Drawing a 3-Panel Comic from Primary Sources

Posted by on March 12, 2019.

NH cartoonist Marek Bennett explores history in the stick-figure adventures of teacher-turned-soldier Freeman Colby:

 

My new graphic novel, The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Vol. 2, depicts the historic events of 1863 from the point of view of a young NH school teacher (Freeman Colby) who enlists in the Union Army.

Santa’s Workshop: Delivering Books to Children of Prison Inmates for the Holidays

Posted by on December 20, 2017.

The CLiF office looked remarkably like Santa’s workshop this week as holiday tunes played in the background (see photo above).

 

Last week, CLiF presenter and graphic novelist Marek Bennett and I spent the day working with inmates at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord, NH.  

Feb. 21 Friday Links Library

Posted by on February 21, 2014.

Good morning!

Here are some stories we liked this week:

“Love cracks the code, creates curiosity, sustains attention and eventually lays knowledge at their feet as they become independent readers.

Feb. 7 Friday Links Library

Posted by on February 7, 2014.

Winter is in full swing here in northern Vermont. When life hands you snow, make a snowcone. Isn’t that what they say?

Here are some links we liked this week:

  • Cartoonist and CLiF presenter Marek Bennett has just returned from Nicaragua, where he documented the coffee harvest with help from some local kids.