A few Weeks off Before Series 6

Comic Book Poems will be taking a few weeks off before we start Series 6.

Expect more Comic Book Poems in September. Until then here is a teaser for Series 6.

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Comic Book Poems Series 5 – Portfolio- Lessons Learned

We now have Series 1 – Outsider Art, Series 2 – 1001 Monsters, Series 3 – Unfinished and also Series 4 – Eyes. But here we are looking back at Series 5 – Portfolio.

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Formula is probably the word that comes to mind when thinking of Series 5. I developed a style and embraced it. Most of the Comic Book Poems are 2 pages long and have a second page of character design.

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The stories within the poetry reflect on longing and loss and this has created a melancholy tone. Visually I tried to do different things with presenting text. Comic Book Poems allow readers to consume the Comics and the Poetry in different ways and having atypical text layouts allow this.

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Having a formula or theme is something I will develop in further series of Comic Book Poems.

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Comic Book Poems – Series 5 – Portfolio now live

Portfolio is Series 5 of the Comic Book Poems website. This is a collection of 10 Comic Book Poems together as a zine which you can read online, download, read on a tablet or even print off. The collection is available now and can be downloaded from here.

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A low resolution version can be downloaded from here.

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Comic Book Poems Series 5 – Portfolio – Front Cover

Comic Book Poems are being collected together as groups of 10 and presented as a downloadable Zine. Series 5 goes by the title Portfolio and the cover can be seen below. The zine will be made available soon (19 August to be precise).

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Comic Book Poems Series 5 – Portfolio

Now that another 10 Comic Book Poems have been released it is time to collect them together as a downloadable Zine. The title of Series 5 is Portfolio and it collects the ten Comic Book Poems highlighted below. See the blog for the individual Comic Book Poems or view them here.
Alternatively wait a few days for the zine.

Lovers Turn To Monsters

A Big Fucking Fox

Yup Yup

Tosca

Hidden

Garden

Priit

Shake

Refresh

Thanks Claire

 

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Illustrating a Comic Book Poem – Thanks Claire

Sometimes the visuals say it all and this is a great example. Thanks Claire is a story and was exhibited in Glasgow during the Commonwealth Games 2014. Info on the exhibition can be found here. I illustrated the Comic Book Poem for the gallery space and wanted to develop a piece that was 4 pages long and utilised interesting characters in interesting situations.

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Writing a Comic Book Poem – Thanks Claire

I don’t want to write much here as  I don’t want to give much away. It’s not a traditional Comic Book Poem as the text almost reads like prose. It is a character reflecting back on their life and remembering a situation. It deals with memory and sex in a style that can only be tackled in a Comic Book Poem – sequential images – poetic text – Comic Book Poetry.

 

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