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‘Waiting’ – A 1.5m Sculptural Poem in 24hrs

Waiting by Nick Jarvis

In January 2011, I took part in the crazy adventure that is the 24hr Comic Etc.

Tom Sharpe, one of the project organisers and the man who digitally glued this insanely fiddly paper collage comic poem back together, writes:

“This was a fantastic example of how to adapt, adopt and improve, with some stand-out lines, pseudo-paneling, Hornby layout nod and hints of sadness, happiness, loneliness, compulsion, boredom and sea shells.”

For Tom’s complete review and interpretive speculations click here.

For my own ramblings about the concepts and sculptural process behind this poem, and a word or two about the mental implications of writing poetry for 24 hours without a break, click here.

To read the poem, click the image below:

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13th Jan – Wadebridge – 24hr Comic etc.

24hr Comic etc.In January and February 2011, twenty four artists, illustrators, photographers and performers will be taking their work out of the studio and into the spotlight. Nick Jarvis will be one of the participants challenged to tell a story inspired by the local area in 24 sections in just 24 hours, creating a truly organic and spontaneous art project.

There will be live coverage on the day from guest bloggers and the doors are open to anybody who would like to observe the artists at work or even join in themselves.

Visit 24hr Comic etc. for more information and for a link to the live blog which will be posted on the day, or check out the facebook page.