Monthly Archives: December 2020

Views of an Imaginary City 6: Dastazuriki in the Little Switzerland Neighbourhood

Western traders first arrived in Sensuka soon after the city’s founding by the emperor Bulodi I as his new imperial capital. Two decades later, however, following a moral panic over the corrupting influence of Western values, religious beliefs, and food, … Continue reading

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Christmas on Rue Champigny

This watercolour was commissioned by the Montreal financial services firm ASSURART Inc. for their 2020 company holiday card. It was very much inspired by the magical winter scenes by the Japanese printmaking artist Hasui Kawase (1883-1957). Although the image is … Continue reading

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Video of “The force that through the green fuse drives the flower” by Dylan Thomas

A video interpretation by Jim Avis of my comics adaptation of one of Dylan Thomas’s first poems. Featuring a stirring reading by the poet himself. The original comics adaptation, along with 23 others, can be found in my new book, Poems … Continue reading

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Video of “The World Is Too Much With Us” by William Wordsworth

A very amusing video by Jim Avis, based on my comics adaptation of William Wordsworth’s c. 1802 sonnet, “The World Is Too Much With Us.” The reading is by Tom Hiddleston. 2020, a year in which, for many, the world … Continue reading

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