Author Archives: julian peters comics

Kamakhya, The Goddess of Desire

On the Western outskirts of the city of Guwahati in Assam India stands the temple of Kamakhya, dedicated to the Tantric goddess of desire. Its origins are associated with the story of Sati, the first consort of the great god … Continue reading

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Tagore in Delhi Airport

On my way back from Silchar, India, where I participated in the Anuvad Arts Festival (more on that to follow), I had an 8-hour layover at Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi, where I read the poems of Rabindranath Tagore … Continue reading

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Legends of Lake Orta

January 31st marks the feast of Saint Julius, the 4th-century Greek preacher who is credited with bringing Christianity to Lake Orta (Lago d’Orta), a Northern Italian lake near where my Italian side of the family lives. When San Giulio arrived … Continue reading

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White on Black Sketch #4 – Dante’s Inferno

In the last canto of Dante’s Inferno, the Florentine poet arrives at the center of the final circle of Hell, where he lays eyes on Lucifer himself. Here Hell has literally frozen over, and the Devil is described as encased … Continue reading

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Heresy’s musical adaptation of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot featuring my comic -Full video now available!

And what a monumental and magnificent creation it is! Heresy is a New York-based progressive rock band that has been playing together since the 70s. Prufrock, their first album since 1989, includes this wonderful 16-song suite setting to music of … Continue reading

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Teaching English Literature Through Comics – In Flanders Fields at Collège Anna de Noailles

One of the most rewarding aspects of creating poetry comics for me is hearing from teachers all around the world, from Armenia to the Philippines to Spain to right here in Montreal, that are using my work as a learning … Continue reading

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White on Black Sketch #3 – Shiudiao Getou II

In honour of the first full moon of 2017 (and the last of the Year of the Monkey), here is another white-gouache-on-black-paper sketch inspired by “Shiudiao Getou,” a famous poem by the 11th-century Chinese poet Su Shi (or Su Tungpo). … Continue reading

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