School District Elementary School Middle High School Staff Only

3rd Grade Artist-in-Residence

This week, third graders worked with Marek Bennett, a New Hampshire based cartoonist, musician, and educator. Students were able to incorporate sequential narrative cartooning techniques into a comic about a region of the United States. Marek’s comic work includes his recent web comic and graphic novel, 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 Awardwinning weekly newspaper strip “Mimi’s Doughnuts”, and more. The third graders had a great time discovering their own unique capacities for storytelling and communication as they created their region comics.