Sidekick is ridiculously excited to be publishing Over The Line
, an introduction to comics poetry edited by poet and comics editor Chrissy Williams and comics artist Tom Humberstone.
And it’s not just us, apparently. A certain comics legend says the following about the project:
“This is that spine-tingling moment when two attractive and sophisticated forms, both admired for their rhythm and sense of timing, eye each other across the cultural dance floor. In Over The Line, at once an insightful introduction and a comprehensive showcase for the emerging phenomenon of Poetry Comics, Chrissy Williams and Tom Humberstone provide the best possible venue for what looks like being a breathtaking tango. I really can’t recommend this venture highly enough, and I’d advise you mark your card immediately.” ALAN MOORE
We’re so excited, in fact, that we’re having not one but TWO launches.Launch #1
is on Thursday 3rd September
, to mark the opening of the accompanying exhibition at the Poetry Cafe
. Here is the event!
Readers include: Sophie Herxheimer, Anna Saunders, Amy Key, Chris McCabe, John Aggs, Chrissy Williams and others.
will embrace the comics side of its dual nature, taking place at the splendid Gosh Comics
on Thursday 17th September
. Here is the Facebook event!
Readers and artists include: John Canfield; Lorraine Mariner; Shauna Robertson; Ioan Morris; RH Parry; Sean Azzopardi; Cristian Ortiz; Douglas Noble; Hayley Fiddler; Emix Regulus.
Come and meet the editors, drool over the merch and get stuck into poetry comics!BUT THAT’S NOT ALL…
If you’d like to learn how to make your own poetry comics, editor and long-time comics-poetry-workshop organiser, Chrissy Williams
is running a Poetry School workshop on Saturday 5th August
, where you can do just that! Investigate here!
And in case you’re bamboozled, more information on poetry comics lives here:www.poetryandcomics.tumblr.com