Here are the first nine pages of my comic-book adaptation of the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot
Great work, the art is beautiful.
Thanks so much! I will be posting the rest of the poem as soon as I get a chance
Julian this is awesome. Please post the rest. I’m astonished by the power of your art.
Thank you, Cristina; I really appreciate you saying that. Unfortunately the nine pages of Prufrock I have up are the only ones I have created thus far. I will happily finish the comic if ever someone expresses an interest in publishing it. I have most of the images for the rest of the poem worked out in my head. I also think I might like to redraw some of the faces of the protagonist. I was trying to make him look like a young Eliot, but I think I could have done a better job in a few instances.
Absolute Gorgeous Work!! I really would be interested to see it in it’s entirety!!
Thanks a lot! I’d be interested to see it too… One day, I hope!
Genius. Please, finish. A+ art and concept.
Thanks! Now I am starting to think that I really should try to finish this.
Amazing art, Julian. I do hope you feel motivated to finish it.
Thanks a lot, Alessandra. I definitely plan to finish this at some point, hopefully in the not too distant future.
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Stumbled upon this will prepping for a class project. This is fantastic work. I would LOVE to see the rest of your interpretation of this piece.
Thanks, Christopher! I appreciate it. I have a back log of drawing projects to get through, but I definitely intend to complete this in the not too distant future, and maybe release it in installments, one page a week.
Finish the project! I like what you’re doing a lot. My students are studying this poem right now. Any guesses about the meaning of the crab and the mermaids?
OK OK! Some day soon! I promise! One of the good things about illustrating poetry is that you don’t have to really figure out what the text is actually about; you just try to capture the vague images that it conjures up in your head. I think we spend too much time trying to derive meaning out of poetry anyway, rather than just enjoying it for its sensual qualities. Still, such speculation can be amusing: I suppose the crab scuttling about at the bottom of the sea could represent the kind of completely anti-social existence that Prufrock feels his temperament would be better suited to (who hasn’t felt that way at one time or another?). As for the mermaids, I always took them to represent an idealized romantic love, always out of reach, that the protagonist daydreams about.
Please, please, please finish this!
I will. I promise!
Hello, I love you (by which I mostly mean this). That is all.
This is great. Thank you for posting.
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