Comic Book Poems Series 9 – HaHaHaHa- Lessons Learned

After previous series were published I have always done a postmortem blog post about what I was looking to achieve with the series and Comic Book Poems as a project. Now we are at Series 9 and have completed 3 years of the project. I think that this is quite an achievement.

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Looking back at Series 9 we can see that all Comic Book Poems have a coherent style and approach. I think that this connects the 10 Comic Book Poems together and make them feel like a complete and cohesive series.

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The fact that the series is short works well. It can be digested easily and re-read again and again. They also give just as much attention to the text as they do to the illustrations. This series emphasises the importance of words in Comic Book Poems.

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I think I can say I have learnt that this approach is valid and exciting in a way. Short Comic Book Poems allow for a greater degree of experimentation and I like this aspect.

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Series 9 – HaHaHaHa of Comic Book Poems can be downloaded here.

With a low resolution version available here.

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Comic Book Poems – Series 9 – HaHaHaHa – now live

HaHaHaHa is Series 9 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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Comic Book Poems Series 9 – HaHaHaHa – Front Cover

Comic Book Poems are being collected together as groups of 10 and presented as a downloadable Zine. Series 9 goes by the title HaHaHaHa and the cover can be seen below. The zine will be made available soon (1 December to be precise).

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Comic Book Poems Series 9 – HaHaHaHa

Now that another 10 Comic Book Poems have been released it is time to collect them together as a downloadable Zine. The title of Series 9 is HaHaHaHa and it collects the ten Comic Book Poems highlighted below. See the blog for the individual Comic Book Poems or view them here.
Alternatively wait a few days for the zine.

Blind Shame

Retina Scan

Be My Little Pony

A Film

Out Come The Wolves

Just Like

Infront

A Brilliant Career

How Can I Depend on You

The Good One

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Illustrating a Comic Book Poem – The Good One

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I wanted to develop a character that had obvious shapes. I wanted the character to stand out on the page without being too loud or obtrusive. He is a basic character, but a true one. He reflects the text and looks to the future with a bright, bold style that meets the standard set by the previous Comic Book Poems in this series and the previous series.

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Writing a Comic Book Poem – The Good One

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Imagination and looking to the future. This is what I was looking to convey with this Comic Book Poem. It feels like a nice conclusion to this series. It is optimistic and passionate without being trite or didactic. It is obscure and wonderful and filled with whimsy and delight. It is a Comic Book Poem and it is hoped you enjoy The Good One.

The Good One
Close your eye
The good one that just stares
And imagine

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The Good One – Comic Book Poem

The Final Comic Book Poem of Series 9 is The Good One. Please give it a read below.

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