Comic artist Julian Peters is inspired by great poetry, and for a specific reason. Poetry, he writes, shares common characteristics with comics – the notion of rhythm, repetition of visual elements, and the use of juxtaposition, to mention three. That’s what poetry and comics have in common, but Peters wanted to go beyond what he saw as obvious.
It was the love of beauty, the beauty inherent in great poetry, that led him to visualize what that poetry might look like in comic art. And so, he set out to “translate great poems into the visual language of comics.” The result is Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry.
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