Canzine 2014

I had so much fun at Canzine today. This was my first zine convention and I had a great time promoting haiku and Old Pond Comics.

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Some haiku friends stopped by!

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My table included Old Pond comics, cherry blossom zines, and interactive comics.

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My 2014 collection of forty haiku-comics (in black in white) was fresh off the press. I also reprinted three mini comics (in color).

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My cherry blossom haiku poems were printed in a fan book that looked like a cherry blossom while open. I also reprinted some copies of a my Cherry Blossoms 24 hour zine I made in July 2012.

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My two mini-zines How to Write a Haiku and The Seven Stages of Writing were some of the most popular items.

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My interactive zine featuring translations of Basho Frog Haiku was also very popular. People were intrigued by the format that allowed you to mix and match different translations.

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I would surely go back to Canzine. The audience was great and the camaraderie amongst vendors made this a very special event.

I was sharing a table with the very talented Heather Joan Tam and her beautiful Ballast Canting pamphlet-stitch zines.

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Our table was right next to Colin Upton’s and Kris Sayers’.

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Colin Upton set up a gallery on the wall behind his table.

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Kris Sayers (top left) invaded Colin Upton’s art gallery. Colin Upton had to take drastic measures (bottom drawing) to prevent an invasion from Sayers — using a cannon to protect his territory. It was all in good fun.

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See you next year!

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2 thoughts on “Canzine 2014

    • Hi Liz. I’ve been going to Canzine for years: I love seeing the creative handmade publications people come up to showcase their comics, poetry, stories, etc. This was my first show where I had a table. It was fun to talk to people about haiku and see them try the interactive zine.

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