Writing a Comic Book Poem – Tonight

Tonight was written for Adventures in Comic, an art collective based in Madestone in Kent, England. Each year they have a brief for comic book creators to follow. The brief for 2014 was to create a 2 page comic book with the theme if The Orb. The result is a short exhibition at the Marine Studios in Maidstone and a printed anthology of the comic books.

I entered Adventures in Comics in 2014 with a Comic Book Poem The Wingless Bird. This appeared in Series 3 of a Comic Book aliens and can be read here,

My entry for Adventure in Comics 2014 was Tonight. It is a basic story of a character who longs for an object (in this case a scared Orb). After the character obtains The Orb the turn insane.
The poetry centres on the concept of longing after something and how it can distort your mind and consume you. The text for a Tonight is below.

Tonight
It calls me tonight.
Hold it? Not enough.
I want to feel it inside me.
All shades of colour, which holds my tongue.
My eyes are far too weak
So now it’s fingers and thumbs

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Tonight – Comic Book Poem

The First Comic Book Poem of Series 4 is Tonight. Please give it a read below.

The individual Pages are below:

Tonight - Page 1 - Comic Book Poem

Tonight - Page 2 - Comic Book Poem

 

A slideshow of Tonight is below:

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A Low Resolution PDF can be downloaded from here.

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Tonight- Preview – Comic Book Poems

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Here is a teaser/preview for the first Comic Book Poem in Series 4. It is called Tonight and will go live on 26 January 2015. Check back at the blog to see the final Comic Book Poem.

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Comic Book Poems Series 4 – Starting Soon

January is now a couple of weeks old and a new Series of Comic Book Poems is ready to be published. The first Comic Book Poems will be published on 26 January with a preview on the 23rd. Check back on those days to see the launch of Series 4.

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Comic Book Poems Series 4 – What to Expect

For Series 4 of Comic Book Poems we will be looking at shorter Comic Book Poems. Traditional media, such as ink, pens and pencils will be used to their fullest and the text will be short and succinct.

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Abstraction and utilising text to convey a story will be at the forefront, but experimentation will always be evident. This experimentation will be obvious in the Comic Book Poems themselves. As usual we will have 10 individual Comic Book Poems that will be collected together after 10 weeks. This collection will be available to download.

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For Series 4 I am looking to push the idea of Comic Book Poem further and it is hoped a new audience who loves comic books and poetry will discover the Comic Book Poems website.

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Franklin Poem – Hospital

Here’s an illustrated poem from Franklin Poems.

 

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Franklin Poem – Difficult

Here’s an illustrated poem from Franklin Poems.

 

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