Comics as Poetry

Publication date: September 29, 2012

Paperback, 80 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, full color

Published by New Modern Press

ISBN: 978-0-9883933-1-8

Comics as Poetry


Kimball Anderson is an emerging artist and disability activist in the Boston (USA) independent comics scene. Currently he is at work on a digital/traditional graphic novel, Okay Okay. Works by Kimball have been displayed in the South Shore Art Center's juried Arts Festival for the past five years.

Derik A. Badman is an artist, critic, and web developer living in southeastern Pennsylvania (USA). Derik's work has been published in Abstract Comics: The Anthology, Taffy Hips, Secret Prison, The International Journal of Comic Art, and Carousel, as well as appearing in exhibits in New York, Virginia, and Manchester, England.

William Corbett teaches writing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, directs the small press Pressed Wafer and is writing a book on the artist Stuart Williams. Hanging Loose Press published The Whalen Poem in 2010. His most recent book of poems is Elegies for Michael Gizzi published by Katranpress.

Warren Craghead III lives in Charlottesville, Virginia (USA) with his wife and two daughters. He has exhibited and published his work internationally and has collaborated with several poets and writers. His work has won a Xeric Grant, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been an honorable mention selection in The Best American Comics anthology.

Julie Delporte immigrated to Montreal (CA) in 2005 from Saint-Malo, France. She created and co-organizes Montreal's annual 48 Heures comics festival and newsprint anthology, and she runs the comics-centric radio show Dans ta Bulle on CHOQ.FM. Her books has been published by Colosse (Montreal) and some of her short pieces by L'employ du Moi (Belgium). Her work has appeared in several anthologies including Sundays and Smoke Signal (USA), Deadline and Tonton (France), C9 and Trip (Canada).

Oliver East lives and works in Manchester (UK). His book Trains Are... Mint followed his travels, as much as possible, along a train line from one English town to another. He pursued this theme in two more books, Proper Go Well High (which took him along a train line from Manchester to Liverpool) and Berlin and That (in which he went from Alexanderplatz to the Polish border). He has illustrated album covers and created animations for the band Elbow.

Franklin Einspruch is an artist and writer in Boston (USA). His work has appeared in sixteen solo exhibitions and over two dozen group shows. He has authored over 120 essays and art reviews, which have appeared in Art in America, The New Criterion, The New York Sun, Artcritical, and elsewhere. He has published comics in anthologies of the Boston Comics Roundtable, and he produces a webcomic entitled The Moon Fell On Me.

Jason Overby lives in Portland, Oregon (USA). He has written, drawn, and self-published five zines: Jessica (2008), Solipsist's Doodles (2008), Exploding Head Man (2009), Yoko Ono in the Curse of Hall Hassi (2010), and Obligatory Artifact (2010). His work has appeared in several collections, including Abstract Comics: The Anthology, Comics Youth, and Nome, among others. He has been cited for an honorable mention for two years running (2010 and 2011) in the Best American Comics Anthology series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Paul K. Tunis lives in New York City (USA). His work has appeared in a number of publications including Bateau, Drunken Boat, LUMINA, The Daily Crosshatch, Paper Darts, Decomposing Summer and more. He draws two regular online comics, Blind to Blue and Omphaloskepisis. In 2011, he collaborated with Matthea Harvey, a Kingsley Tufts Award winning poet and New York Times Notable Book honoree. Their collaboration yielded a six-foot-tall poetry comic published online by Loaded Bicycle. He was invited by the Poetry Foundation to be a part of an exhibit on poetry comics that showed in their Chicago gallery throughout the summer of 2012.