Friday, October 09, 2009

Metaphrog Adapt Edwin Morgan

Glasgow comic artists Metaphrog have been commissioned by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies to make a comic adaptation of Edwin Morgan's poem, The First Men on Mercury, to celebrate National Poetry Day. The resulting comic story spans four, full colour A4 pages and has had the blessing of the poet himself. 32 500+ copies have been distributed to all pupils in Glasgow Secondary schools on the 8th of October. Those of us who are a bit older, can read the comic online including some behind the scenes information on the making of the comic.
Link: http://www.metaphrog.com/mercury
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