A while ago, the fabulously talented and bright Vermont Cartoonist Laureate James Kochalka (since succeeded by Ed Koren) collaborated with me on a book of– what? Graphic poetry? Sure, why not?
First, James drew cartoon illustrations of a poem by my hand, "Garnett and Leon in December," reproduced below. (You may have to use your Zoom command to read the text.)
Then he sent me four uncaptioned panels, featuring a strange little
character named Squiggle, and I composed a poem in response, also
I'd never have dreamed that such a
collaboration –sponsored by the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont
Center for Cartoon Studies– would eventuate. I am very glad it did!