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:
- Haiku-Comics (40 haiku-comics by famous Japanese masters, as seen on The Haiku Foundation blog)
- There’s no white belt in haiku
- Haiku: a short introduction (with cartoons)
- How to write a haiku (mini)
- The seven stages of writing (mini)
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.