After reading at the 2014 Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers Conference in Dallas, I had several nice comments from folks on a poem I read titled “My Song.”
Subsequently, I talked to my daughter Myra about illustrating it and turning it into a picture book or poster or both. Here’s a draft sketch I drew of a comic version (with the poem divided by line or phrase) for what might be a color 11X17 poster with images drawn by Myra.
And here is the version she created!
What an amazing daughter I have.
We also divided the cartoon into 6 pages for submission to INKBRICK, a journal for comics poetry.
Soon we heard that it would be accepted for publication in INKBRICK #3.
Here’s a copy of the journal.
And the back.
The back cover also includes the contributors’ names.
This issue of INKBRICK has a special protective cover.
And it unfolds into a double-sided poster.
The interior contains another comics poem. Pretty cool, eh?
And here is my collaborator, the mighty Myra Musgrove, with her own contributor’s copy.
For more on INKBRICK, a micro-press for comics poetry, run right over to www.inkbrick.com.