Here are some cartooning projects based on poems & poetic language…

COMICS CAMP 2020 / WEEK 8: Comics from Poetry

Woody Guthrie’s “Tom Joad”

Woody Guthrie adapted the novel The Grapes of Wrath into a ballad — Now let’s adapt that ballad into an 8-page mini-comic!

8.1 LIVE-DRAW: 3-Panel Comic from 3-Line Poem = Drawing a 1-page comic from a favorite poem (a haiku written by our local guest artist/poet “Sky”).

8.4b LIVE-DRAW: “Of Chinese Landscape Scrolls & Loons” = Full-page poetry comics, based on some ancient inklings (& the poetry of Henry David Thoreau)!

More LoonToons >>

The Weeks Act of 1911

“John Weeks, 1911” (Music Video) = Finding poetry & music in an unlikely source… the text of landmark federal environmental legislation!

Poetry Comics in Freeman Colby Vol. 2:

“The Wound-Dressers” (Walt Whitman) = Whitman’s poem gives us an intimate glimpse into a Civil War hospital ward…

ALSO SEE: More about primary source texts in the Freeman Colby series >>

Poetry Comics from Slovakia:

Song lyric translations (& the stories they tell):

Jazykolamy (tongue-twister poems with few vowels):

Poetry Comics from Nicaragua:

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