Tosca is fairly straight forward from a visual point of view. It is not an abstract or non-linear Comic Book Poem. The main challenge was keeping each panel exciting and showing our singer in different poses and expressions. I thought it would be interesting to show the musical score for Tosca. Now you can sing along if you wish. It also emphasises the musical influence of the Comic Book Poem.
Okay, so this Comic Book Poem may not exactly be poetry. In-fact it is an Opera on the page. The Opera in question is Tosca. As Opera is not everyone’s cup of tea it ends rather abruptly. For this Comic Book Poem I wanted to present a short comedic story about a character who likes to sing. His voice is not appreciated and his singing comes to an end.
The text is taken directly from the Opera Tosca so credit has to go to Lugi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, who are the Libretto for the piece. The text is written below.
Eun Pas-so Sfio-Ra-Va La Re-Na
Mi Ca-Dea Fra La Brac-cia
Oh! Dol-Ci, O Lan-Gui-De-Ca
Rez-Ze Men Tr’Io
Here is a teaser/preview for the fifth Comic Book Poem in Series 5. It is called Tosca and will go live on 29 June 2015. Check back at the blog to see the final Comic Book Poem.
Yup Yup is another short Comic Book Poem, as all the Comic Book Poetry in Seires 5 will be. Here we have a story of love and how speaking aloud is not what is always needed. Sometimes actions speak louder than words. This is expressed in the last panel of the page. The title ‘Yup Yup’ has no real bearing to the story or the Comic Book Poem itself. Sometime it is hard to find the words to write – and that is the theme of Yup Yup.
Might make a list
Of all the things to say
But All I really need
All I want to do
Is hold you
Cause you are my friend