Thursday, August 12, 2010

Comic Peeks and Progress

I am working on a comics project that I'm only posting teasing snippets of, for now.

All I will say is that it has a bit to do with Oscar Wilde's "The Nightingale and the Rose," and while it is not an adaptation of it, there are elements/characters of it in the new story. Also, new unrelated characters.

Here are some (not at all Wildean, hee) cryptic/silly haikus, since I do not wish to say too much.

Haiku 1:
Sequential project/
Consuming my life! Yet, 'tis/
A story to tell

Haiku 2:If comics drawing/
Can kill... at least the pages/
Are a pretty corpse.

"So the Nightingale pressed closer against the thorn, and the thorn touched her heart, and a fierce pang of pain shot through her."
(Oscar Wilde, "The Nightingale and the Rose")
"Bitter, bitter was the pain, and wilder and wilder grew her song, for she sang of the Love that is perfected by Death, of the Love that dies not in the tomb.

And the marvellous rose became crimson, like the rose of the eastern sky. Crimson was the girdle of petals, and crimson as a ruby was the heart."
(Oscar Wilde, "The Nightingale and the Rose")
You said that you would dance with me if I brought you a red rose," cried the Student. "Here is the reddest rose in all the world. You will wear it to-night next your heart, and as we dance together it will tell you how I love you."

But the girl frowned.

"I am afraid it will not go with my dress," she answered; "and, besides, the Chamberlain's nephew has sent me some real jewels, and everybody knows that jewels cost far more than flowers."
(Oscar Wilde, "The Nightingale and the Rose")

" 'What I a silly thing Love is... It is not half as useful as Logic, for it does not prove anything...' "
(Oscar Wilde, "The Nightingale and the Rose")

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