Monday, December 28, 2009

Two more Triptych Wheels



As with the earlier one of these I posted, in concept there is no fixed beginning for these.  In practice, of course, the orientation on the page tends to prefigure an order for reading.  I tried an animated gif format, but didn't like the outcome (even harder to read!).  In book form, I may use a brad to fix the center (axis) to the center of the page and allow the reader to spin the wheel.  Still tweaking the concept a bit, but I like the idea that I have now uploaded three triptychs.  Ah, numerology...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Just to say, THANK + YOU = Thank to you

I will try to send at least one poemic or a sketch based from a poem a month. Thank to pszren for inviting me here.


This sketch were based from one of my poem titled " Makan Bukan Bom " ( Food not bomb ) but in Malay language and was reading it at one event NO MORE WAR, PLEASE ! in April / May, 2008 at Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. There were 6 or 7 panel just for the titled. I will make some changes just to 3 panel  for poemicstrip and will translate the poem to English as soon as possible. Thank you.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

new contributor, anthology

we have a new contributor to the blog - saniismail! lots of great illustrations out there!

and about the anthology - less than a week till the deadline, so if anyone has some poemic strips, please send them to me! :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I know these are quite primitive, I just wanted to do some maths... the backgrounds were made in dbCinema (and the backgrounds are probably the most interesting part of these strips :) ).

Friday, December 18, 2009

Poemic Haiku?

This is perhaps a little too literal in working the hybridization of poetry and comics.   Still, I had this idea and wanted to see what it looked like.  And then I thought I would share it.  I'm wondering if I've crossed some definitional line here from a poemic to an illustrated poem.  Anyway, I offer this here as a work (or really, concept) in progress and welcome whatever comments or meditations on poemics it provokes.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hello No. 2

This is the earliest image of a loose sequence whose continuation was already posted here a few weeks ago. It may become part of a book project, but I'd like to put it into the context of our more recent messages as well.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Such moment is about mid-morning, which I simply like. I try to present it and I'm really wonder what you think.

ms1-3; Within a Word; a new collaboration by Satu Kaikkonen and Márton Koppány

This time I only delivered a "puzzle" in the form of a sequence of sketchy frameworks. And I'm thrilled by Satu's reaction. Her sequence, wich arrived the same day, is a breathtaking "solution" - and something much more.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Triptych -- Sandal/Lamp/Tree

I've been playing around recently with a particular kind of poemic (although this word is still relatively new to me) represented by the image above.  The idea here is an elaboration of Scott McCloud's discussion of the "gutter" in Understanding Comics -- that is, his claim that the bulk of the "story" happens in the space between panels, where readers interactively formulate relationships between the images.  I am also interested in an interactive poem with no fixed beginning or ending, so you can start anywhere on this wheel.

I've worked so far with this form as a live performance text; I am interested in transforming these triptychs into both more interesting print formats and potentially more interactive digital formats.  For the latter, I am interested in exploring either animated images (i.e. using GIF or Flash to animate the wheel and make it turn) or mouse sensitive hypertext documents (i.e. moving the mouse over the gutter space either opens a window with the written text or plays an audio recording of the the text).  Honestly, though, either of these approaches pushes the limits of my current computer talents/skills (and so, we grow).

That said, I'm also kind of happy with the current form represented here.  I wonder if this work is a bit wordy for a poemic and skews more to the "blaster" or "short short story" than, say, "concrete poetry."  So I am wondering if other poemic artists are comfortable calling this work a poemic.  Whatever it is, enjoy.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

new contributor (s?)

hello everyone, I'm happy to announce that Jim Andrews is among us! Jim, I hope you will stay for a long time and create lots of great poemics!


I would like to ask you all, if you know other people that would be interested in creating poemics and publishing them on this blog. I mean nice people :)

please take a look at this:
Bungy, if you are reading this, would you like to join us?

all the best to all,