The Drunken Boat by Arthur Rimbaud

Here is my adaptation of an English translation of Rimbaud’s “Le bateau ivre” (1871).   This work was commissioned for the “The Graphic Canon”, an anthology of visual adaptations of classic works of literature edited by Russ Kick and published by Seven Stories Press:                   (click on images to enlarge)

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16 Responses to The Drunken Boat by Arthur Rimbaud

  1. Robert Elia says:

    Not finished, but the huge spirit of the teenage genius is very there.


  2. Liam Butler says:

    Which Translation is this????


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  4. robert says:

    Brings the poem alive and makes more of it comrehensible


  5. Michael says:

    Wonderful- i’d love to see your images for Song of Myself or Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking by Walt Whitman! In gratitude, MiSt


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  7. Asmita Dasgupta says:

    I had not read the poem before, your illustrations enabled me to sail through it in one go.


  8. natasha elangbam says:

    Awed by your talent…grateful for your sharing it…please continue bringing alive the poems…


  9. You’ve done the source material more than justice; it’s an excellent complement to the poem. Outstanding artwork and great use of composition.


  10. Lisa Katherine Parker says:

    How absolutely stunning…I look forward to the days when you will be a famous artist and all of your works published!


  11. Jim Frank says:

    Great graphic version of the “Drunken Boat”


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