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Video of “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley

A new video interpretation by Jim Davis of my comics adaptation of William Ernest  Henley’s classic poem “Invictus” (1875). Avis has added a surprise flourish to the final drawing, one that I feel is in keeping with Henley’s theme of … Continue reading

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Video of “Somewhere or Other” by Christina Rossetti

A very sensitive video adaptation by Jim Avis of my comics interpretation of Christina Rossetti’s poem “Somewhere or Other.” I find this one makes particularly effective use of Avis’s signature zooming technique. The terrific reading is by “the Wordman” and … Continue reading

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Video of “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden

Another video interpretation by Jim Avis of my comics interpretation of the poem “Those winter Sundays” by the American poet Robert Hayden (who by the way studied under W. H. Auden, who was featured in the last Jim Avis video … Continue reading

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“La Belle Dame Sans Merci – A Tone Poem” by Fletcher Cunniff

A very cool and haunting musical composition by Fletcher Cunniff, inspired by John Keats’s 1819 poem, “la Belle Dame Sans Merci.” The track integrates an old vinyl recording of an exquisitely quavering, Mid-Atlantic-accented reading by the American character actor Theo … Continue reading

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Video of “Musée des Beaux Arts” by W. H. Auden

Another great video interpretation by Jim Avis, this time of my comics adaptation of W. H. Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts.” The reading is by the poet himself. Auden’s oft-anthologized poem is thought to obliquely criticize the Western powers’ ignoring … Continue reading

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“La città radiosa” (“The Radiant City”) by Vincenzo Mascolo

My adaptation of comics of a poem by the Italian poet Vincenzo Mascolo. The poem represents a section of a long poetic cycle (still in progress) titled “Orphée,” which is in turn inspired  by the modern classical album of the … Continue reading

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“Carl Sagan: You Are a Star”

A comics introduction to the life and thought of the celebrated astronomer and science communicator Carl Sagan, written and storyboarded by Junaid Yahya. Like the “Hound of the Baskervilles” adaptation, this comic was commissioned for inclusion in the grade-school textbook … Continue reading

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“The Hound of the Baskervilles”

A comics introduction to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Sherlock Holmes mystery, “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” This comic was commissioned for inclusion in the grade-school textbook Impressions (Pearson India Education Services, 2020). The script is by Junaid Yahya. Many … Continue reading

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My first comic in Chinese

Here is the Chinese version of a promotional comic that I drew for the new MA Programme in Comics Studies at the University of East Anglia (the first English-language program of its kind in the world), which is being headed … Continue reading

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Video of “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson

Another video interpretation by Jim Avis of another of my comics adaptations of an Emily Dickinson poem. This time it’s “’Hope’ is the thing with feathers.” The musical accompaniment is by perennialEnglish. My comics adaptation, along with 23 others, can … Continue reading

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