“Burnt Norton” by T. S. Eliot in The Four Quarters Magazine

BurntNorton detail2New pages from my comics adaptation of T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” should be ready in about a week or so. In the meantime, those looking for an Eliot comics fix can check out my one-page adaptation of my favourite passage from “Burnt Norton” (the first of Eliot’s “Four Quartets” poems) in the latest issue of The Four Quarters Magazine, here: http://www.tfqm.org/Julian-Peters1.html

The Four Quarters Magazine is an India-based publication dedicated to the fostering of  creative writing in English. In the following three issues I will be publishing graphic adaptations of short extracts from the remaining three poems in the “Four Quartets.”

My adaptation of “Burnt Norton” references some elements of the poem not included in the written extract. You can read the complete text of Eliot’s poem here: http://www.davidgorman.com/4Quartets/1-norton.htm

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1920s Dandy for Aklasu Magazine

Cubist DandyAnother illustration for Aklasu Online Men’s Magazine, this one accompanying an article on the short-lived reappearance of colour in menswear in the 1920s. I started with the idea of trying my hand at an art deco style, but ended up with something more cubist, which would be more appropriate for the previous decade. You can read the great article by Justine Smith here: https://aklasu.co/50-shades-pink-colour-palette-1920/

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Prufrock finale coming soon!

I grow old… I grow old… and still my comics adaptation of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot is not completed. Good news, however! Finally, the final section is nearly done. I have finished all of the pencil drawings and have begun inking. Look for new pages on this website very soon.Prufrockpencil20detail


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Claudia Cardinale for Aklasu Magazine

Here’s my illustration or a recent article in Aklasu Online Men’s Magazine on the subject of the Italian actress Claudia Cardinale. You can read the aricle here: https://aklasu.co/league-hollywoods-misunderstanding-claudia-cardinale/ The drawing is done in coloured pencils on Fabriano paper.

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Spats for Aklasu Magazine

spatterdashesHere’s my illustration for an article appearing today in Aklasu Online Men’s Magazine on the subject of splatterdashes, or spats. Here’s hoping Justine Smith’s insightful piece helps contribute to the revival of these marvelous fashion accessories. I doubt I would ever be able to wear them myself, however, given the great difficulty I’d be sure to have in keeping them white. An ironic liability, I suppose, given spatterdashes original function as a means of keeping one’s shoes clean, but everyone knows that, when it comes to making an elegant impression, even just a dash of spatter dashes spatterdashes (sorry).

You can read the article here: https://aklasu.co/spats-evolution-fashion-icon/

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Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn for Aklasu Magazine

Grant and HepburnHere’s my illustration for an article appearing today on Aklasu Online Men’s Magazine. The article looks at the influence of classic “screwball comedies” on contemporary cinema. You can read it here: https://aklasu.co/great-screwballs-fire-emergence-neo-screwball-comedy/

My drawing is based on a scene from The Philadelphia Story (1940), starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn.

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“Sono una creatura” di Giuseppe Ungaretti (versione originale)

Last year, I created a comics adaptation of a translation of “Sono una creatura,” an Italian WWI poem by Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970). The translation, titled “I Am a Creature” was done by Dr. Marco Sonzogni and Dr. Ross Woods of Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand): http://julianpeterscomics.com/2014/08/13/i-am-a-creature-by-giuseppe-ungaretti/
Here now is the same poetry comic with the original Italian words:

(Ecco la mia versione a fumetti di “Sono una creatura”, una poesia di Giuseppe Ungaretti del 1916:)scan0012

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