New Modern Press

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Cloud on a MountainInspired by two summers painting and drawing on Mt. Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts, this collection of comics poems by Franklin Einspruch meditates on nature, transformation, travel, and displacement. Thoughts expanded through two dozen egg tempera paintings are interspersed with as many ink drawings, executed on the mountain while the artist was in residence at Bascom Lodge.

Paperback, 56 pages, 8.75 x 6.5 inches, full color, $19.95.

Comics as Poetry A handful of artists have wandered away from mainstream comics only to find themselves at the periphery of poetry. Here, they bend and shove the vocabulary of comics to make the medium yield new effects. The results are original and surprising, and invite the reader to participate in experiments performed upon narrative, art, and language.

With eight contributing artists and a foreword by acclaimed poet William Corbett, Comics as Poetry offers a glimpse into a fascinating world in which creators test the limits of sequential art in pursuit of their personal visions.

For more information, see the Comics as Poetry dedicated site. Paperback, 80 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, full color, $24.95.

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