Haiku and gloomon August 30, 2008 at 12:25 pm
Gingerdead and Friends is my weekly source of poetic nightmares. Calan’s line work evokes the feel of old woodcut illustrations complete with limited color pallette. It’s black and white and gray with the color red reserved for hearts, balloons and lots of blood. The comics themselves run a range of styles from traditional 3 panel newspaper strip to large single panel drawings combined with poetry or song lyrics. Part of the fun is the interaction in the comments from readers responding with poetry of their own.