Haiku Canada Review October 2014 cover

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haiku canada october 2014 cover

I’m happy to announce that there’s an Old Pond comic on the cover of the Haiku Canada Review (October 2014 issue)!

Haiku Canada is the third national haiku association to publish Old Pond Comics in their journal – after the Association Francophone de Haïku in France (since 2008) and Haiku Society of America in the U.S. (since 2010).

Thanks to Leroy Gorman (Haiku Canada Review editor).

GUSTS 10th anniversary – postcards wrapper

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gustsforweb2coversIMG_2663To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the contemporary tanka journal GUSTS, editor Kozue Uzawa produced a series of five postcards featuring her favorite covers and asked me to design a wrapper for the postcards.

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The front design shows a frog serenading another frog by reciting a  tanka.

gusts-mini-promo-front.largejpgThe back of the postcard wrapper shows a glimpse into the future (parents and kids are playing in the pond).

gusts-mini-promo-backLARGEMy goal was to feature some of the recurring in the tanka journal (love, relationships, family, children, aging, death), which was challenging to do in only two panels.

The concept is simple: two frogs fall in love, they have children, they age, meanwhile their children grow up, fall in love, have children, age, etc. The cycle repeats to infinity (from front to back).

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The postcards were recently delivered with GUSTS No. 20 Fall/Winter 2014 (10th anniversary issue). Enjoy!

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