Friday, August 31, 2012

Superheroes


Check out Paul Tunis' superhero he's made! It's our new project, along with Alexander Rothman. I'm going to make mine soon and have her meet the Frugivore in battle.

And be sure to check out Paul's website of beautiful poetry comics: Death By Orphans.



Thursday, August 30, 2012

Comics, Poetry, and Everything Fiery In-Between


Derik Badman's article on The Hooded Utilitarian is one of the many impassioned discussions online (and in dark bars) regarding poetry and the comic book form. His article is spurred partly from my interview on The Comics Journal, and Steven Surdiacourt’s “Graphic Poetry: An (im)possible form?” at Comics Forum. There's a lot Badman touches on, and a lot of comments and links to stimulate this growing need to define what the Poetry Comic (I'll just use that term for now, but even that's a massive element of the arguments) is. There's a lot to think about with this. I'm glad we're all on fire about it. 


Here's one of the images Badman uses in his article, From John Hankiewicz’s “Amateur Comics.” I'm loving it. 







Tuesday, August 28, 2012

HER KIND: VIDA BLOG CONVERSATION

Emily Pettit and I had a conversation on VIDA's blog, HER KIND!

Here's our launching pad:

HER KIND: It’s so great to have you ladies here . . .your artwork too, which adds another element and dimension to the conversation. To you get you started, let’s take a quote from Georgia O’Keeffe who believes that “ . . .there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.” Does this statement resonate with you as a writer? If so, what in particular?


READ THE ANSWERS HERE


(One of the rocking images by Emily Pettit)

Monday, August 27, 2012

INTERVIEW ON THE COMICS JOURNAL



Well. I've stepped clumsily into the comic book online journal world....complete with my maddening punctuation. The poetry comic discussion continues. (Should we always capitalize Poetry Comics?) See the interview HERE! And I really hope you enjoy it. I'm honored to be on here.









Friday, August 17, 2012

BROOME St. REVIEW










See the new issue to read the whole full-color comic and read works by Guillaume Apollinaire trans. by Julie Carr & Jennifer Pap, Laura Sims, Brian Young, Julie Carr and many more. ORDER HERE

Saturday, August 11, 2012

THE EPIC

BEN PEASE BREAKS NEW GROUND IN ANIMATION AND POETRY



Poet, Ben Pease, has begun animating his book-length "Blockbuster in Verse" Chateau Wichman, using MS PAINT and video programing. The result is a haunting black and white landscape of shapes, familiar and strange. He writes on HTML Giant:

"I realized the images could be worked in with the poetry in a way that added to the entire experience. Just as no one in Chateau Wichman knows exactly who they are, it’s hard to say what kind of figures these dots are supposed to make up, but if you look or think about either for long enough, something definite comes to mind."

It's amazing to see the static images (that can be seen in his Monk Books chapbook, Wichman Cometh, and below) come to life. Ben Mirov features Pease today on HTML Giant. It's a wonder to see.