From Jillian and Mariko Tamaki to Rina Ayuyang to Ebony Flowers, a number of innovative comics and cartooning artists can instruct poets in storytelling and image making. These artists have been known to set in motion beautiful sequences of flashbacks (and flash-forwards) in their work. Just as line breaks expand or alter images in poems, so do panel transitions alter and enrich the narratives of comics with time bending effects. In this generative workshop, we’ll review several instances of time and image manipulation in comics to create new poems, revise poems that may feel “stuck,” and reinvigorate the art of the line break.
Reading Between The Lines: The Art Of Time Bending With Yona Harvey