Monday, May 24, 2010

PI: You know who

This attempt taught me a lot about what goes into one of Satu's pieces.  I respect your sense of motion and transformation SO much more after attempting something in your style.

Manga embroidery

Black embroidery on white cardboard. Dramatic, pathetic, Japanese baroque ...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

PI: The Art of Appropriation

Someone once said (or wrote) that imitation is the greatest form of flattery.  Teaching from ancient times to today often involves some exercise of copying, of imitation.  Call that performative pedagogy: learning by doing, understanding someone by trying on their style.  So, what would it be like to make poemics in the style of someone else?

Since poemics is a hybrid art, your imitation might pull from a noteworthy poet or comics artist (An Emily Dickenson poemic or a Carmen Infantino poemic, etc.).  Or, if you are really daring, what would it mean to try doing someone's poemics style from this website or from others who do poemics?  

Remember to post your work and somehow mark that it is following the PI prompt.  Feel free to note who you are imitating or leave it up to us to guess. Fun either way, I think.  Also, feel free to accompany the work with any commentary about what you learned from the exercise of imitation.

Finally, please enter this exercise with a kind heart and a willingness to explore.  Developing a distinctive and personal "voice" or "style" is somewhat central to poetry, comics, and poemics. This PI is not intended as an exercise in critique through parody or ripping someone off. 

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

after the LeSzeK festival

the Lublin meetings with comics (Lubelskie Spotkania z Komiksem) is not over yet, but as my lecture (25 minutes long) was held today, I am writing the message now. I talked about comics and poemics - and "poemic strip anthology" seemed to have made the biggest impression on the viewers. I've also shown my albums, such as "abstract airlines" and "paski poemiksowe" - generally the people liked (or at least didn't show they didn't like) all of the poemics.

there were some pictures taken, if I get them, I'll post them here.

I think it was a success, the people liked it. some of them were students, but most of them were comics fans, from Lublin and elsewhere in Poland.

perhaps we should think about how to create "big things", I mean new projects that can be shown to the public :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

about comics and poemics in Lublin

during "Lublin Meeting with Comics" festival I shall have a speech "about comics and poemics". the festival will take place on May the 8th and 9th, in "Chatka Żaka" Academic Cultural Centre, Radziszewskiego street, Lublin, Poland. my short lecture is planned at 11 am on saturday the 8th.