Comic Compositions

Emilie has been collecting Disney's Kalle Anka & Co Comics, with editions ranging from the 1970's up until the early 2000's. She has been using these as fuel for nostalgic inspiration by studying the character styles, palettes and composition of the pages to aid in her own pieces. 

These Comic Compositions have been taken from this archive of material and been transformed by Emilie to add another layer of narrative to the original page. By taking elements of the page, both from the image and text, she experiments with creating visual poetry that works in harmony with the manipulated images. The poems come purely from chance and are not pre-composed, since the method of making is by flipping open a book and selecting random words that speak the most to her.

For these pieces, she has used both her native languages (English and Swedish). In doing so she ties more of her soul into these pieces, the duality of thoughts and memory are presented to be read. For those that do not speak Swedish, the inclusion of English text is an instrument used to aide the viewer in scrutinizing the piece. Like a playful guessing game, are you meant to understand or what does it mean to you? 

 

deep sleep.jpg

Deep Sleep,  painted comic book collage. 

djup sömn,
tröttheten,
Morgonkaffet
had aldrig smakat bättre.


Translation: 

deep sleep,
tiredness.
The morning coffee
had never tasted better.

 

a rum hun2.jpg

A Rum Hun, painted comic book page.

destiny.jpg

Its written in your Destiny, painted comic book page collage.

tur i oturen.jpg

Blessing in Disguise? painted comic book page collage.

Tur i oturen?
jag blir hypernervös
nyckel!
Var inte orolig! Jag vet att du klarar det!


Translation:

Blessing in Disguise?
I am getting hyper nervous
key!
Do not worry! I know you can handle it!


 

hemlight.jpg

Trust your själv? painted comic book page collage.

Så...
Senare...
Hemligt
Hm
Trust
Your
Själv?


Translation:

So...
Later...
Secret
Hm
Trust
Your 
Self