what are you counting
this year’s bamboo
I had a great time at Vancouver Comics Arts Festival (VanCAF) again today.
My first visitors were two members of the Vancouver Haiku Group. Then, for the next 6 hours, I talked about haiku to complete strangers (and had a lot of fun doing it!)
I was “cartoonified” by the talented Samantha Leriche-Gionet from Boumeries comics. Check out her comics Boumeries. Sam will be at the Montreal Comics Art Festival May 29-31 2015.
This year, VanCAF was bigger than ever, with two halls and hundreds of comic artists selling books, prints, t-shirts, doing comissions. It was awesome.
The VanCAF organization was awesome. There were lots of volunteers who could provide change, fill in your table during breaks, or get food and supplies. That’s VIP treatment!
It was a great week-end. Can’t wait till next year!
I had a table at the Vancouver Comics Arts Festival (VanCAF) at the Roundhouse this week-end.
It was my first time at VanCAF as a vendor. It’s a curated show (meaning they carefully review each submissions and decide who gets to go in) so I was super happy to be accepted as a fellow cartoonist.
I had brought some of my haiku-comics:
I separated my table at VanCAF in two sections. This section is “Learn haiku through cartoons”. It featured my new zine “Haiku: a short introduction (with cartoons)”.
The second section of my table was dedicated to haiku-comics. It featured my book of 40 haiku-comics, some mini-zines, and free haiku-comics samples people can take home.
Many people recognized the word “Haiku” from something they’ve learned in school, years ago and stopped by to chat and buy comics.
A few people recognized my comic strips from the monthly publication The Bulletin: a journal of Japanese Canadian Community, history + culture
The show ran from 10am-6pm today and will run again from 11am-5pm tomorrow.
Thanks to everybody who stopped by the table today! I hope you will try to write haiku.
The title of my presentation was: Thousand Islands: Publishing Haiku using new technology, from Twitter Haiku to iPad Haiga
Come explore a real archipelago of publishing options for the web, social media, and beyond. This presentation offers an overview of the most innovative haiku projects available on new platforms, such as blogs, Twitter haiku, iPad haiga, video poems, podcasts, guerrilla haiku, art installations, and other experiments in the public space. Jessica Tremblay will show you the best of the best in this lightning speed presentation which aims to inspire you to try new technology for your own projects. Don’t be stuck in one place when there are so many islands to explore!
As promised, here are the links to the websites I talked about. Have fun exploring these new technologies and finding new ways to share your haiku!
If you have a haiku blog, website, twitter account, feel free to share the links with us in the comments section.
even the sparrow
gives a victory cry…
snow is melting
-Haiku by Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue, cartoon by Old Pond Comics.