Franklin Poem – A Dark Forest

Here’s an illustrated poem from Franklin Poems.

 

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Franklin Poem – Burial

Here’s an illustrated poem from Franklin Poems.

 

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Franklin Poem – Bedroom Lights

Here’s an illustrated poem from Franklin Poems.

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Franklin Poems before Series 4

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.

 

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Comic Book Poems – Rest of year off

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.

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Comic Book Poems Series 3 – Unfinished – Lessons Learned

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Series 3 – Unfinished of Comic Book Poems can be downloaded here.

With a low resolution version available here.

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Comic Book Poems – Series 3 – Unfinished now live

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.

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A low resolution version can be downloaded from here.

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