Category Archives: juvenilia

“One Day I Decided I Wanted to Draw Comics”

Again from Yerp Magazine‘s second anniversary special issue from 1989, here is a comic I drew at age 10 recounting the moment I announced to my parents that I wanted to become a comics artist. For the record, neither of … Continue reading

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My First Poetry Comic – “Yerp’s Battle of Bannockburn”

It has been found! Here is my very first comics adaptation of a work of classic poetry, created in 1989, when I was ten years old. It features Yerp the crocodile, the star of almost all my comics from those … Continue reading

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Charles Baudelaire – Evening Harmony – Harmonie du soir

My translation of a fantabulous poem by Charles Baudelaire, taken from his Les Fleurs du mal (1857). The poem is written according to an unusual structure known as a pantoum, which apparently originated in Malaysia. The illustration of the poem is from at least twelve years ago. Evening Harmony Now … Continue reading

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Cesare Pavese – When Death Comes, It Will Have Your Eyes – Verrà la morte e avrà i tuoi occhi

Another translation of a Cesare Pavese poem. Even without the knowledge that the poet killed himself only a few months after this was written, Verrà la morte e avrà i tuoi occhi  surely stands out as one of the most chilling and concisely … Continue reading

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