Wednesday, July 16, 2008

You Are Built


I've been messing around with poetry in comics form lately. This is one I just did today. There are a few more on my Flickr page. What do you guys think?

6 comments:

Marek said...

it is a cool concept , hmm interesting

Anonymous said...

You might try pushing a sort of William S Burroughs cut and paste method into this to get some unique results.

- aeron

Jason Overby said...

good idea!

Luke Pski said...

I like it. I'm not sure I can spell it out.
I think the major downfall of a lot of comics like these is that the creator feels a need to be obliquely clever, responding to an apparent need to show us why it's in comics form. I like them more when it's like some kind of spontaneous secretion.
But yeah, it's good stuff.

Paleo said...

i don't think the double barreled blast of ambiguity works, the graphics are FANTASTIC, but i would edit the text to the bare bones and then half again.

Jason Overby said...

Those are good suggestions/comments. When I'm drawing I typically get pretty dosed on caffeine and I end up writing little poems in the margins of the pages. I (in a more sober state) editing some of them together to form these strips, but I agree that they would possibly work a little better if the text were as much a spontaneous response to my environment as the drawings are.