While reading through the blogs today, a post at The Webcomic Overlook caught my eye. El Santo used the lead-in that it’s National Poetry Month (who knew?) and that if he were to try and find a poetic online comic, he might start with The Secret Knots by Juan Santapau.
I have to say, wow.
Santapau’s work is beautiful, and I can see why El Santo makes the comparison between poetry and this comic. I’m going to have to set some time aside this weekend to read more of it. The art reminds me more of my graphic novel collection than an online comic, and the few stories that I read during lunch today have a haunting quality to them. (Possibly not for young kids though.)