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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 “Hounds 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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Video of “Because I could not stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson

  Another sensitive and ingenious adaptation of one of my poetry comics by Jim Avis. This time it’s the celebrated Emily Dickinson poem, “Because I could not stop for Death.” The reading is by the great Cynthia Nixon. The comics … Continue reading

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“The Trees” by Philip Larkin in Plough Quarterly

Follow this link to read my visual interpretation of Philip Larkin’s poem “The Trees” (written in 1967) in a special Covid-themed issue of Plough Quarterly. https://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/poetry/philip-larkin-the-trees?fbclid=IwAR1MHVtphEFYN9fNur4e_ME0_np2iT6X9gDcgr9gKV5Kdv2IxA5LVNR8LYU  

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Interview with Amanda LeClaire for “CultureShift” on Detroit’s NPR

Here is a link to the interview I did a couple of weeks ago with Amanda LeClaire for her program “CultureShift” on WDET  101.9FM, Detroit’s National Public Radio station. In the interview we discuss my recently released book, “Poems to … Continue reading

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Video of “The Given Note” by Seamus Heaney

Another video adaptation of one of my poetry comics by Jim Avis. This time it’s Seamus Heaney’s “The Given Note,” with a beautiful understated reading by the poet himself. This adaptation, along with 23 others, can be found in my … Continue reading

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Video of “The Darkling Thrush” by Thomas Hardy

Another very sensitive video adaptation of one of my poetry comics, by James Avis. This time it’s my comics version of Thomas Hardy’s poem “The Darkling Thrush,” which was written on the 31st of December, 1900, a date considered by … Continue reading

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

Another video adaptation of one of my poetry comics by James Avis. This time it is non other than “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot. I like the subdued simplicity of James’s reading, which, combined … Continue reading

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