Writing a Comic Book Poem – Porcelin Breakfast

‘War all the time
Inside me is a war.’

PorcelinBreakfast - page 1 - Comic Book Poem
These is a degree of adolescence in the opening two lines of Porcelin Breakfast. The content of this poem reflects this and the illustrations explicitly show it. I have always liked the idea of Bad Teenage Poetry and have named a limited edition Zine I create with this title. Porcelin Breakfast never made it into the zine, but the content and style of the work means that it would have fit in with the zine perfectly. Information on the Bad Teenage Poetry Project can be found here.
Having a youthful approach to Porcelin Breakfast gives the words more drama and poignancy that if a more serious and forceful approach was taken.
The script for Porcelin Breakfast can be downloaded from here.

PORCELAIN BREAKFAST
War all the time
Inside me there is a war.
Avoiding the neighborhood watch
But they jump up from hedges.
Making me view photo diaries
And I don’t even cry at the images

I end up closing my eyes as tight as everyone
But I am running away from everyone.

PorcelinBreakfast - page 2 - Comic Book Poem

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I am a writer and artist who likes to work with poetry, illustration, film and animation.
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