The Most Costly Journey

The Most Costly Journey

The Most Costly Journey is a collaboration between the Open Door ClinicVermont Folklife CenterUVM Extension Bridges to HealthUVM Anthropology, and Marek Bennett’s Comics Workshop.

The Most Costly Journey (El viaje más caro) is an ethnographic cartooning project that employs collaborative storytelling as a tool to mitigate loneliness, isolation, and despair among Latin American migrant farm workers on Vermont dairy farms.

The project is supported by the Vermont Community Foundation Innovations and Collaborations grant and other generous supporters.


Art by Marek Bennett


A Heart Split In Two - Juana, Michael Tonn
New Kind of Work - Delmar, Tillie Walden
Far From My Family - Carlos, Kane Lynch
In Your Hands - Jesus, John Carvajal
It Wasn't Our Plan - story of Ana - Glynnis Fawkes
Its Worth It - story of Gregorio - Kevin Kite
Language Is Power - story of Carlos, Bob - Ezra Veitch
Now That I Have My License - DMV - Marek Bennett
One Suffers to Provide for Family - Pablo's story - Rick Veitch
Painful to Remember - story of Jose - Marek Bennett
Something Inside / Algo Adentro - El Migrante - Marek Bennett
Suffering to Come Here - story of Rubin - Stephanie Zuppo
The Best Thing - story of Cruz family - Angela Boyle
Most Important Love of Every Woman - story of Guadalupe -Iona Fox
School of Life - story of Ponciano - Michelle Sayles
Two of Us Together - story of Alejandro, Felix - Greg Giordano
What I've Planted Here - story of Lara - Tillie Walden
You Will Be Accepted - story of Daniel - Stephanie Zuppo

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