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I recently discovered that "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" was in the process of being adapted into a series of comics. The comic book artist and illustrator behind this project is the enormously talented Julian Peters. His work (featured above) focuses on some of my favourite verses from Eliot's poem. I love how Peters has brought the poem to life; it's as if the images I pictured when I first read the poem have walked out of my mind and committed themselves to paper. The brilliance of these comics also lies in the fact that they can appeal to a wide variety of people. I appreciate Peters' work because I'm familiar with Eliot, but I can also see how these comics would resonate with those reading Eliot for the first time. All in all, I'm eagerly awaiting the day when Peters completes his illustrations of the poem and publishes them so I can purchase my very own copy of the illustrated poem.
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“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” Comic at the Ellis Library (University of Missouri)
Much to my delight, several pages from my comics adaptation of T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” are included in an exhibit currently being held at the Ellis Library of the University of Missouri. The exhibit commemorates the centenary of the poem’s first publication in the June 1915 issue of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.
It was organized by University of Missouri professor and Vice President of the T. S. Eliot Society Frances Dickey, with the assistance of the students in her Modern Literature class.