1001 Monsters is Series 2 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.
A low resolution version can be downloaded from here.
Several Comic Book Poems were written with a script. In all cases the poem came first and then I devised a script around the text. This script was then used a guideline for completing the artwork. The reason I made use of a script was to interpret the poetry and so I would have an idea of what the Comic Book Poem would look like on the page before the illustration process happened.
For each script I would work out how many panels were needed for each page. I would then go into brief detail on what each panel should look like. Having published a few comics before and written several scripts for other artists I knew my descriptions had to be short and to the point. Overtly complication panel descriptions were not needed. I just needed to convey what should appear on the page.
Some of the Comic Book Poems do not need a script (Problems for example). This is because it is short and does not necessarily form a narrative. Having a script does give the Comic Book Poem a structure and form which may not be needed.
Examples of Comic Book Poem scripts are given below. Please download them and give them a read.
Police Box Coffee Shop
Comic Book Poems are being collected together as groups of 10 and presented as a downloadable Zine. Series 2 goes by the title 1oo1 Monsters and the cover can be seen below. The zine will be made available soon (19 of August to be precise).
Now that another 10 Comic Book Poems have been released it is time to collect them together as a downloadable Zine. This will be made available soon (19 August to be precise). Series 1 – Outsider Art was a success and is available here.
The title of the Series 2 Zine is 1001 Monsters. As with Series 1 – Outsider Art the title gives very little away and more details on the zine will be made available soon and extra information will be given in the zine itself. The ten comics that The Series 2 – 1001 Monsters book collects are given below:
Appropriation Part 3
Appropriation Part 4
How To Photograph The Dead
The Wingless Bird
Found Poem – 1
For The Fog we have a story of a fog coming and engulfing a town. I wrote this not long after watching the John Carpenter film The Fog. It is a great horror film, but other than evoking the tone of the movie I wanted to take a small element from the plot and develop a poem with obvious and somewhat explicit phrases.
Flowing towards the people
and puffed up in jealous guilt
The night can’t stop blank dead
cold walls kissed by the grey
Nothing can hide inside
what pours out the flooding veins
Deadly dense and innocent
faceless never the less
Leaving the lonely city
Open mouth it gaups at you
One of those open days
The clear moon will come out
The Final Comic Book Poem of Series 2 is The Fog. Please give it a read below.
The individual Pages are below:
A slideshow of The Fog is below:
If you would like to download a PDF of The Fog you can so here.
A Low Resolution PDF can be downloaded from here.