Drawing the Boundaries of a Fire – Paolo Javier

Paolo Javier will be teaching a ten-week long Saturday afternoon workshop, beginning October 10, 2009. The class will meet in the Parish Hall from 12-2 pm.

Since the advent of the modern cartoon strip, poets, artists, and poet-artists alike have turned to its language as a vital source for innovation in their own practice. We will explore such a tradition. The presence of the poetic in the modern comic book will be a focus of our writing and discussion, and we will experiment with its potential through a diverse practice. Collaboration between participants will be required for selected exercises, and encouraged throughout the workshop. 

Paolo Javier is the author of LMFAO (OMG!), Goldfish Kisses (Sona Books), 60 lv bo(e)mbs (O Books), and the time at the end of this writing (Ahadada Books). He is currently working on OBB, a multimedia poetry comic, with artist Ernest Concepcion, and publishes 2nd Ave Poetry.