Here’s an illustrated poem from Franklin Poems.
I’ve written several posts about Franklin Poems in the past. In-between Series 3 (just finished) and Series 4 (Starting January) I will post up some individual illustrated Poems from the Franklin Poems blog.
Comic Book Poems is taking the rest of the year off. We will return with Series 4 beginning in mid-January. Until the read over Series 3 and the zines for the previous Series. Expect lots more articles and Comic Book Poems in 2015.
After Series 1 – Outsider Art and Series 2 – 1001 Monsters were published I did a postmortem blog post about what I was looking to achieve with the series and Comic Book Poems as a project. Now that Series 3 – Unfinished is available it’s time to do the same thing with the latest series.
For Series 3 we saw far more traditional media being used. Promarker pens, ink and paint were used in several Comic Book Poems. This is something which I will embrace more in the future. Although I love digital media and using digital photography and illustration to tell a story I feel that Comic Book Poems work best using an old school approach.
Series 3 also saw a lot of shorter Comic Book Poems. Flower for example was only a page long and the text was minimal. I had been reading several Modern American Poets such as William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound and both these poets like the shorter poem.
It could be said that the lessons I have learnt from series 3 is that the shorter poem fits the project and that I should embrace the experimental nature of Comic Book Poems. I will express this in the future through traditional media
Series 3 – Unfinished of Comic Book Poems can be downloaded here.
With a low resolution version available here.
Unfinished is Series 3 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.