Final Page of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot

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:


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11 Responses to Final Page of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot

  1. Unwit says:

    This so rocks! I would not have thought it possible to illustrate this one, but IMHO, you nail it! . . . . I’d love to see a version of “The Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith,” which seems to be Gwendolyn Brooks’ response to this poem.


  2. Kristin Henderson says:

    Hi Julian,
    First, I love your comics, especially these on Prufrock. I’m teaching the poem in both my composition and literature courses, and the comics are a great resource for students who claim the poem is “too hard.” I was working on a video to give my students some insight to the poem when I discovered your work last week. I would love to include your pages with the audio of Eliot reading the poem. I think the two together would be the perfect Eliot resource! You do such a wonderful job of illustrating Prufrock’s emotions and his view of how people see him. My students never quite understand the part about how he feels “formulated, wriggling on a pin” around the women at the party. I guess they have no point of reference for pin boards! Please let me know your thoughts on the video.

    One more thing, can I just send you my syllabus in case you need inspiration for future literary comics? Ha! Thanks!


    • Hi Kristin, I’m so happy to hear that you have been using the comic with your students and that it has helped with their appreciation of the poem. That would be fantastic if you were to combine my images with Eliot’s incomparable recorded reading of the poem! What a great idea! Please let me know when it’s ready so I can promote it on my blog, and yes please do send me your class syllabus at


      • mickplay says:

        A superb piece of work – bravo Julian! You have inspired me to have a go at a cartoon version of Madame George by Van Morrison. I was a student in Belfast 1969 – 1974 (kaboom!!) and walked those Fitzroy Avenue and Sandy Row memory lanes for the first time in 40 years just a couple of weeks ago.


  3. jesst says:

    yay it’s finished!!! this is amazing. thank you for doing justice to a fantastic poem. i will buy this as soon as it’s available in print. please let us know when we can! thank you!!

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  4. Claire Warren says:

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful: when will they be available for ordering/purchasing? I am way more than eager to get my hands on a handful of copies! C.

    Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 15:06:06 +0000 To:


  5. Gene Gaub says:

    This is a wonderful project – congratulations on completing it! Do you have plans to publish? I’d like to buy a copy.


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