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!
A frog wants to be friends with a butterfly in my new
Old Pond Comics zine. This mini-zine is folded from one sheet of paper folded 5 times. Check out this video showing the process.
You can buy a cop of the zine on my
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.
Jeff Chiba selling his awesome works created on post-its.
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.
Angela from Wasted Talent.
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 (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.
Wanna know if someone is a haiku poet? Ask if they have a frog collection. Never fails.
Old Pond Comics featuring a Daily Haiku by Haiku Andy (used with permission):
between the horsefly
and the perfect spring morning
my kitchen window
— Andrew O. Dugas (Haiku Andy)
Haiku Andy writes a haiku on an index card, takes a picture, posts it on social media, and mails the card to someone. The pictures are always beautiful and the haiku on the card depicts a moment from Andy’s life.
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Old Pond Comics inspired by NaHaiWriMo’s prompt: “Brother”.