Author Archives: julian peters comics

“Elegy” by Leonard Cohen

A watercolour illustration inspired by “Elegy,” the opening poem in Leonard Cohen’s very first poetry collection, Let Us Compare Mythologies, from 1956.   Elegy Do not look for him In brittle mountain streams: They are too cold for any god; … Continue reading

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

My comics adaptation of William Wordsworth’s sonnet “The World Is Too Much With Us” (composed circa 1802), in which the Romantic poet decries the societal changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution. This comic originally appeared in the January 2017 … Continue reading

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Renaissance Men

Along with the 1790s, the 1490s are probably my favourite decade in the history of male fashion.

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“To Hell and Back” Illustrations

To Hell and Back: An Anthology of Dante’s Inferno in English Translation was published a few days ago by John Benjamins (Amsterdam). Edited by  Tim Smith and Marco Sonzogni, the book runs through all 34 cantos of the Inferno twice, … Continue reading

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“Little Gidding” by T. S. Eliot

Here is my comics adaptation of an extract of the celebrated final section of T. S. Eliot’s poem “Little Gidding”, the last of his Four Quartets. This comic was commissioned by and originally appeared in the American magazine Plough Quarterly: … Continue reading

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The Height of the Roman Empire

The greatest height of the Roman Empire was reached on the evening of August 12th, 121 C.E. in the seaside city of Brundisium, in the province of Italia. At this time, the retired centurion Gaius Sextius Baculus and his wife … Continue reading

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Profiles in Leadership – James Wolfe

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