An illustration to accompany an article in Aklasu Online Men’s Magazine on the subject of that great taboo of the Kennebunkport set: Daring to wear white after Labour Day. You can read the illuminating article by Justine Smith here: https://aklasu.co/mag/white-labour-day-history-guide/
My adaptation of a passage from the poem “Dora Markus” by the great Italian poet Eugenio Montale (1896-1981) appears today in “Atelier”, Italy’s leading online poetry magazine. View the full 1-page comic on their website here: http://www.atelierpoesia.it/portal/poesia-arte/comics-by-j-peters/dora-markus-di-eugenio-montale/313
Curiously, Montale originally wrote this poem (now one of his most famous) in honour of a woman he had never met. In 1928 he received a letter from a friend who was staying in Austria at the home of this Dora Markus. The friend was particlarly taken with the beauty of his hostess’s legs, and suggested that Montale write a poem about her. For inspiration, he enclosed this photograph of Dora’s legs, from the mid-thigh down.
In honour of Remembrance Day, I am reposting my adaptation into comics of “In Flanders Fields) the famous WWI poem by John McCrae. The poem was originally created as part of my residency at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand earlier this year: http://julianpeterscomics.com/2015/04/26/entrenchments-2015-daily-drawings-and-an-interview-with-radio-new-zealand/
See also my comics adaptation of a poetic response to McCrae’s poem written by Vincent O’Sullivan, New Zealand’s poet laureate: http://julianpeterscomics.com/2015/05/20/all-right-there-soldier-by-vincent-osullivan/
Here is an image I produced to illustrate an article for Aklasu Online Magazine, on the subject of the “new Golden Age of action hero TV.” You can read the excellent article by Dylan Moses Griffin here https://aklasu.co/mag/good-bad-badass-golden-age-action-hero-television/
The image is done in watercolour, a medium that I am only really now really beginning to discover. I’m taking a watercolour class at the moment, and I’m hoping to integrate these new techniques more and more into my work going forward.
Posted in drawings, illustration, watercolour
Tagged action hero, aklasu, caricature, dylan moses griffin, first blood, rambo, sylvester stallone, television, watercolour
Last year, I illustrated “Stairs Appear in a Hole Outside of Town” a poem by the American poet John Philip Johnson: http://julianpeterscomics.com/stairs-appear-in-a-hole-outside-of-town-by-john-philip-johnson/. The poetry comic was included in Graphic Poetry, a groundbreaking collection of visual interpretations of Johnson’s surreal and stunningly lyrical poems: http://www.amazon.com/Stairs-Appear-Hole-Outside-Town-ebook/dp/B00V4FY4T8
Here now is a second collaboration between myself and John, a comics adaptation of his poem “There Have Come Soft Rains”, published today on Rattle.com, the online version of Rattle magazine. You can read the complete poetry comic here: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/there-have-come-soft-rains-by-john-philip-johnson-and-julian-peters/
Posted in comics, Poetry, Poetry Comics
Tagged atomic drills, bomb drills, cold war, duck and cover, graphic poetry, john philip johnson, rattle magazine, ray bradbury, there will come soft rains
At long last, here is the very last page of my comic-book adaptation of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot. You can read the complete 24-page comic here: http://julianpeterscomics.com/page-1-the-love-song-of-j-alfred-prufrock-by-t-s-eliot/
Posted in "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot, comics, illustration, Poetry, Poetry Comics
Tagged chambers of the sea, door knocker, mermaids, seamaids wreathed with seaweed, T. S. Eliot, the love song of j. alfred prufrock, till human voices wake us and we drown