Two Works Of Comic Book Poetry – Ink Brick And Over The Line

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Ink Brick, publishing internationally in comic stores from Alternative Comics in December, describes itself thus:

What is comics poetry? A new generation of cartoonists is answering just that, and pushing comics' expressive potential in the process. Ink Brick is a biannual journal showcasing the best of the hybrid form, and this debut issue features full-color work from eight creators.

The first issue had 48 colour pages of work by John Hankiewicz, Simone Kearney, Simon Moreton, L. Nichols, Alexander Rothman, Bianca Stone, Gary Sullivan and Paul K. Tunis.

They are taking submissions for issue 4, with a deadline of a week's time.

Meanwhile on this side of the pond, Sidekick Books are putting out Over The Line, edited by Chrissy Williams and Tom Humberstone.

overthelinecover With a handy introduction by Alan Moore.

This is that spine-tingling moment when two attractive and sophisticated forms, both admired for their rhythm and sense of timing, eye each other across the cultural dance floor. In Over The Line, at once an insightful introduction and a comprehensive showcase for the emerging phenomenon of Poetry Comics, Chrissy Williams and Tom Humberstone provide the best possible venue for what looks like being a breathtaking tango. I really can't recommend this venture highly enough, and I'd advise you mark your card immediately.

With over 70 pages of original colour work from over 35 poets and artists, they include W.N. Herbert, Lorraine Mariner, Amy Key, Chris McCabe, Ivy Alvarez, Sophie Herxheimer, Conor Stechschulte, Inés Estrada, Lala Albert, Oliver East, Cristian Ortiz, Tim Bird, Douglas Noble, Sean Azzopardi and more…

 

About Rich Johnston

Head writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world. Living in London, father of two. Political cartoonist.

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