Wednesday, February 17, 2010

PI -- Sound Sense & Memory


  1. I like the zany color combination here and there's a lot of energy within and among the frames - visual echoes - so the eye keeps moving, searching for homebase, doesn't find it and keeps moving. a lot packed into a few frames.

  2. To me this one is much more comics than poemics. I think poemics are are simplier than comics and in here there's too much comics elements involved,

    but this i my opinion...

    otherwise this is super. I liked it very much.

  3. Could be more comics than poemics; I'll cop to that possibility. But given the diversity of forms poetry takes and the diversity of forms comics take, poemics should probably come in a lot of forms too. As I explore the possibilities of poemics, I push in different directions (as I hope the variety of my work here shows) -- I suspect sometimes I'll push beyond a definitional boundary.

    Rappel has commented elsewhere about the relationship of words to images in abstract comics (and, by extension, poemics): I think the words and images here are in a dynamic relationship (I don't think the images simply illustrate). However, in a more comics tradition, the words "hover" above the image in their own, separate frame. The piece doesn't push the idea of language AS graphic element much (beyond the taken for granted norms of comics). That seems like a significant departure from emergent expectations for poemics.

    Thanks for the comments. They are very helpful. And rappel, I am challenged by your work to begin moving beyond the single page work to something more like a book(let). As you say, onwards...!

  4. Yes,

    it is very lightning and intertesting to push the limits, because that's the way how to create new things or discover new aspects...

    Maybe it's something in that - how you have put the strips on the paper which make this more comics than poemics... and then the violet T- letters....

    I dont' know... this could be the front page of a story...