Thursday, June 16, 2016

Poetry Comics

[Eric Drooker's  Illustrations for "Howl"]

[ Robert Sikoryak comics mash-up of Walt Whitman and Jack Kirby]


Poetry comics  -  Poetry as comics - The Aristophanes of the genre, as he has been called is Dave Morice. His Poetry Comics - A Cartoonverse of Poems appeared in 1980 from Simon and Schuster.Two further anthologies followed. More Poetry Comics - Abuse the Muse (from A Cappella/Chicago Review Press) in 1994, and Poetry Comics - An Animated Anthology (from Teachers and Writers Collaborative) in 2002    

Here's another panel of Morice's Whitman



More of  Dave Morice's The Adventures of Whitman - here

We were reminded of Morice's witty and illuminating panels with the recent publication of Nathan Gelgud's colorful (in both senses) imagination of Allen's "A Supermarket in California" ("What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman..")    



                             
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For the complete poem-comic, see it on the Signature web-site -  here

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