Red Sofa Salon’s “Full Bleed” art show

Paul Siegell poetry

My copywriter co-worker Paul Siegell, a notable Philadelphia poet, asked me to create artwork for his upcoming reading for Red Sofa Salon's "Full Bleed" poetry/art show in Philadelphia. The artists were asked to interpret the phrase "poetry comics" as a theme.

Coming from a graphic design background, I wanted my work to stand out amongst the usual imagery that comes to mind when thinking of comics. I knew that the other artists presenting would be coming from illustration backgrounds. For me, I thought of the notion of deconstructing the comic book itself. Uses of moirė patterns, exclamation points, cartoon bubbles, and other pieces come into play while incorporating imagery from Siegell's poem itself.