Category Archives: watercolour

“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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“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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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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Rest on the Flight into Egypt

The Gospel of Matthew relates that soon after the visit of the Magi, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him to flee with Mary and the infant Jesus to Egypt, where they would be safe from the … Continue reading

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“The Baron in The Trees” by Italo Calvino

“Cosimo was in the oak. The branches were waving, high bridges above the earth. A light wind was blowing; it was sunny. The sun shone among the leaves, and to see Cosimo we had to shield our eyes with our … Continue reading

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Registration open for my Fall classes at the Visual Arts Centre!

This beautiful visual rendition of Harold Monro’s beautiful 1914 poem “Overheard on a Saltmarsh” was created by Linda Dyer, a student in my Fall 2018 Drawing and Illustration class. I’m excited to once again be teaching two classes at the … Continue reading

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“Le cheval de bleu” by Marcel Cremer

“Le cheval de bleu” [The Horse of Blue] is a children’s play originally written in German by the Germanophone Belgian author Marcel Cremer (1955-2009). A new French-language production of the play, a collaboration between Théâtre de la vieille 17 and … Continue reading

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Il deserto dei tartari

  “Guardateli, Giovanni Drogo e il suo cavallo, come sono piccoli sul fianco delle montagne che si fanno sempre più grandi e selvagge. Egli continua a salire per arrivare alla Fortezza in giornata, ma più svelte di lui, dal fondo, … Continue reading

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“Before the Battle” by Siegfried Sassoon

In honour of Remembrance Day and of the hundredth anniversary of the end of WWI, an adaptation of a poem by my favourite war poet, Siegfried Sassoon. Sassoon (1886-1967) wrote this poem only a few days before the Battle of … Continue reading

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