From the CBQ forums:
Born with mutant gene
Feared and hated by the world
Crecy, Fell, Nextwave,
Planetary and Transmet
Warren Ellis? God.
Crazy Emma Frost
For what you've done to Cyclops
My eternal love
Her dad got hit by a truck
And she munched carpet
By Joe Sacco. Click through for all of it.
Fully re-posted twelve page comic originally presented in Drawn and Quarterly #3.
The trick, which I pass on to you, is very simple and you’ve probably seen it elsewhere before, is this: take a famous passage, preferably a speech. Now rewrite that passage as if the character you want to write is saying it. I myself favour the Gettysburg Address, because it’s distinctive, not so long to make the work tedious, but not so short that you don’t learn anything in the process, and because it’s dramatic - Abraham Lincoln could write one hell of a speech. (Another good trick: imagine the character telling “the Aristocrats” joke.)
Consider, for example, Brainiac Five’s rendition of it.
Eighty-seven years ago our ancestors created a new nation here, dedicated to the principles of equality and liberty. Now we war against our own, and now we will learn if this experiment will work. Today, we come to Gettysburg to dedicate this cemetery to those who have fallen in battle - but our dedication pales in comparison to the dedication of those buried here. Long after history forgets my words, it will remember their sacrifice. It falls to us, today, to resolve ourselves to continue the struggle, that we be willing to sacrifice as greatly as they. We cannot allow their deaths to become pointless. We must ensure that our nation, our belief in equality and liberty, triumphs in this dark hour. We must.
Good tips here. He breaks down the finer points within.
This is by loyal Mojonaut The Big Cheese.
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