Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Graphic Canon Vol. 2

On the non-theory front, I'm happy to announce that I have a piece in the recently released second volume of The Graphic Canon edited by Russ Kick. It's a collection of great literature, in this case from the 1800s, and adapted into graphic form by various authors. The book is beautiful inside and out.

My contribution is the second of my two versions of John Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci." I'd first read the poem in high school and decided to draw a version during my first semester in college. Shortly after, I realized a second interpretation could be done of it that perhaps was closer to the way most interpret the poem, so I drew a second version that drew from the same layout and composition as the first (along with many of the same full pages).

I'm very proud to be able to contribute to this collection, and am glad its gotten so much attention. My piece pales in comparison to many of the others, so it's definitely worth checking out!


Julian Peters said...

Hello fellow Graphic Canon contributor! Although I have created my own comic book adaptation of La Belle Dame, I appreciate your two versions, and I wanted you to know that I presented an extract from your work at a presentation that I gave this summer at the Keats-Shelley Museum in Rome.

Neil Cohn said...

Hi Julian,

Thanks for the comment. I'm glad to hear you liked my adaptations. I'm flattered you chose to share them in your presentation!