Edited to fit your tv screen
Edited to fit your tv screen

Clever readers will notice that there’s a stanza missing in today’s comic. That is because, while I dearly love every line of this poem, some editing was required to make it all fit into nice, neat, little 4-panelled comic instalments.

Don’t worry, though- said curtains will still be purple ;p

News: Posted October 22nd, 2014 by Alina

^ 16 Comments to “Edited to fit your tv screen”

  1. DM's Choice Says:

    ‘The Raven’ is an awfully long poem. I certainly wouldn’t blame you for leaving out one or two stanzas.

    Posted October 22nd, 2014 at 5:01 am
  2. Corvidium Says:

    I like that the character I most identify with is also the narrator of one of my favourite poems

    Posted October 22nd, 2014 at 5:05 am
  3. Robin Bobcat Says:

    It’s always a tossup which version of The Raven I like most: The Simpsons, or Tiny Toons…

    Posted October 22nd, 2014 at 5:48 am
  4. NastySasquatch Says:

    I’ll vote for Simpsons, if only because Tiny Toons was too restrained.

    Posted October 22nd, 2014 at 10:46 am
  5. Andy4Hire Says:

    The Simpsons’ version was good, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Bullwinkle’s rendition myself.

    Posted October 22nd, 2014 at 11:12 am
  6. thepatak Says:

    I’m going to have to with the Vincent Price version.

    Posted October 22nd, 2014 at 6:31 pm
  7. Robin Bobcat Says:

    Well, the TTA version has the advantage of being narrated by Vincent price, one of his final roles.
    Though James Earl Jones in the Simpsons is also lovely ear-happy.

    Posted October 22nd, 2014 at 7:36 pm
  8. Nico Says:

    Just wanted to leave this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQyGWZWqKT8
    My first contact with that poem.
    Also keep up the great comic ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted October 23rd, 2014 at 4:08 am
  9. Eloque Says:

    Love the Raven. Love the comic.
    A band I liked when I was younger once produced it like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzR4cyTL2Gc

    Posted October 23rd, 2014 at 1:12 pm
  10. booey316 Says:

    I hear vincent price when I read this.

    Posted October 23rd, 2014 at 1:43 pm
  11. PromotorFidei Says:

    I hear Sir Christopher Lee reading the unabriged version.

    Posted October 24th, 2014 at 4:51 am
  12. Maurits Says:

    Canโ€™t help by reading this all to this tune: Omnia โ€“ The Raven

    Posted October 24th, 2014 at 7:54 pm
  13. KenderBryant Says:

    Hey Werepeeps! I found something awesome, and the instructions are delightfully grotesque (there’s beheading mentioned): Peepshi http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/03/peeps-recipes-how-to-make-peepshi-sushi-rice-krispies-treats-easter.html

    Posted October 26th, 2014 at 2:22 pm
  14. Glew Says:

    I have to say, I really like this poem comic. It is something I haven’t really seen before. And I think you do a good job of creating an atmosphere for this.
    Maybe you could do more thing like this in the future.

    Posted October 29th, 2014 at 6:23 am
  15. Andy4Hire Says:

    Alina, with this comic series you’ve succeeded in showing me something about “The Raven” that I’d gone 35 years without noticing. In your comic–and very plausibly, too, according to the poem’s wording–through much of his interaction with the bird, the narrator is not angry or afraid but wistful. And when he cries “Wretch! Thy God hath lent thee” and so on, he’s addressing not the bird but himself. (The Simpsons’ version makes that point, too, but I never noticed until I looked back after reading your comic.) Granted, my literary-analysis lobe isn’t the world’s greatest, but still, you’ve changed the way I see one of my favorite poems. Well done, madam, well done!

    Posted October 29th, 2014 at 10:14 pm
  16. Alina Says:

    Thank you for all the kind words, everyone!! This story’s really been a challenge for me – both in wrestling with a new style and in trying to wrest Poe’s haunting imagery into panel form. It’s been a good challenge, tho – I think I’ve learned more about coloring & panel layout in the past few weeks than I have in the past year, and it felt really good to push myself artistically. Having your kind words here in the comments kept me motivated when the challenges got a little too challenging, however, so thanks again!

    Posted October 31st, 2014 at 3:30 am