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“This is that spine-tingling moment when two attractive and sophisticated forms, both admired for their rhythm and sense of timing, eye each other across the cultural dance floor … I really can’t recommend this venture highly enough.” – Alan Moore
Over the Line: An Introduction to Poetry Comics contains over 70 pages of brand new poetry comics, with a showcase of work by other artists in the field and a detailed introduction to this exciting hybrid medium.
Over the Line is edited by Tom Humberstone and Chrissy Williams. Tom Humberstone is a comic artist and illustrator based in London, UK. He produced the weekly political comic In the Frame for the New Statesman, which was nominated for a British Comic Award in 2014. His comics have been published by Image Comics, Cartoon Movement, The Nib, and Blank Slate Books. He also edits and publishes the UK comic anthology Solipsistic Pop.
Chrissy Williams is a writer, critic and tutor based in London, UK. She is the author of various works of poetry, including Flying into the Bear (shortlisted for Michael Marks Award), and collaborations with visual artists The Jam Trap (Soaring Penguin Press, 2012) and ANGELA with Howard Hardiman (Sidekick Books, 2013).
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•Author of From Hell, LOEG
“In Over the Line, at once an insightful introduction and a comprehensive showcase for the emerging phenomenon of Poetry Comics, Chrissy Williams and Tom Humberstone provide the best possible venue for what looks like being a breathtaking tango. I really can't recommend this venture highly enough, and I'd advise you mark your card immediately.”
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[Staff Pick] “We’ve examined the potential of the relationship between poems and comics on more than the odd occasion here at Broken Frontier over the last couple of years. … Over the Line takes an intensive look at that link through work from many names that will be recognisable.” – Andy Oliver
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“Comics, when they are at their best have an element of the poetical. Whether it be in the flow of art, the words spoken or the story told it combines to make a thing of individuality to our chosen hobby. But we all know that, right? What Over the Line does is combine the two worlds of comics and poetry together, not for the first time but in a way that is both hugely ambitious and brilliantly satisfying.” – Antony Esmond