This comic is inspired by Maxianne Berger’s book Winnows (Imago Press) featuring haiku found in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.
Here’s the most recent Old Pond Comics published in Haidan (December 2016). I had the pleasure of illustrating twelve haiku this year to accompany articles by Emiko Miyashita published in Haidan issues from January to December 2016.
Haidan (December 2016). Photo by Emiko Miyashita.
tearing a sponge cake
the hand’s shape
three times ’round
the little shrine…
– Haiku by Kobayashi Issa, carton by Old Pond Comics
east, west, south, north…
– Haiku by Kobayashi Issa, cartoon by Jessica Tremblay (Old Pond Comics)
I spent Easter Sunday cutting, folding and sewing a small comic book.
I will be giving them away at the Haiku Canada Weekend, May 20-22, 2016, in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Every year, I was always waiting to the last minute to prepare my freebie, but this time I decided to prepare them early so I could focus on my presentations: I will be the keynote speaker and cartoonist-in-residence at the next Haiku Canada Weekend in May. I hope you can join us!