Illustrating a Comic Book Poem – Spoken Word


Spoken Word is abstract in style and gives very little away to the reader. I was experimenting with pen and ink and wanted to create disjointed text to go along with a somewhat disjointed character.

The character itself is more like a sketch or doodle and the background is a dark watercolour wash on water colour paper. This creates a sombre and downbeat mood in which the character sits. Abstract shapes also augment the Comic Book Poem, which is split into thirds. Here we have long and wide panels in which our character twists and turns, showing the frustration which is apparent in the text. For the Comic Book Poem the character appears to the left of the page and the text to the right . Therefore the reader encounters the character first and the text second. Will this cause the reader to emphasise with the character more? I suppose that is up to whoever is reading Spoken Word.


About Comic Book Poems

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