Poetry in (e)motion : The Illustrated Words of Scroobius Pip Hardback
One of the UK's most exciting up-and-coming hip-hop artists, Scroobius Pip is a master of the spoken word lyric.
From his childhood musings in the school playground to his feelings on the rat race, Pip has selected from his online fan collective artistic collaborations that bring the power of his lyrics to the printed page, creating an innovative multimedia collection of modern poetry.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 96 pages, colour & b/w strip & illustrations
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/03/2010
- Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
- ISBN: 9781848566170
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Review by jennym
Amazing! Is it a Graphic Novel? Is it a book of poetry? Is it a biog? Brilliant mix of all 3!! Love the insight into the inspiration behind the poems.
Review by clfisha
Poems/lyrics merged with art, myriad styles to fit many topics. It is a heady eclectic mix and should be was drawn from a plea for artists on myspace. Such was the response a book appeared.Scroobius Pip writes, well "everyman polemics", as it says on his site. I like that. He can be dark; a letter from an angry God, plea to a suicide and err.. slightly less dark; dead end jobs, noir like dreams of sage advice, urban violence. Ok he can be funny too and this shines through. He is one half of a hip hop outfit as well as spoken word artist (or performance poet). I am not a fan of hip hop nor poetry but I love his stuff, I love his delivery and enjoyed this even whilst missing his voice, his superb delivery. I don't feel qualified to discuss the merit of his poems/lyrics but I still would recommend it. Its accessible and intense and charming.Love comics or poetry? Well this is something to check out. Fans of Scroobius Pip this is a no brainer.
Review by psutto
GoodScroobius Pip came to prominence with “Thou shalt always kill” as part of a hip hop duo but he startred as as spoken word artist turning up to entertain lines of people queuing for bands or poets. He put a call out for people to illustrate his poems and then chose the ones he liked best for the book. As it is a variety of styles there are some I liked a lot and some that were OK.Overall – if you’re a fan of his work then you’ll love this, if you’re not a fan this is a pretty good introduction, however as with all poetry it’s better performed I feel