seven moons (haiku by Tanya McDonald)

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seven moons

the shopping list

includes condoms

  • Haiku by Tanya McDonald (Seven Suns, seven moons) turned into a cartoon by Old Pond Comics.
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HNA 2017: cartoonist-in-residence video

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In case you missed my cartoonist-in-residence presentation at Haiku North America 2017 (September 17, 2017), here’s a short edited version featuring comics only.

It includes:

0’00 A short introduction to Old Pond Comics

3’31 HNA 2017 conference comics

6’15: Kaleidoscope haiku-cartoons featuring haiku by Jim Kacian, Alexis Rotella, Tanya McDonald, Terry Ann Carter, Kala Ramesh, Brad Bennett.

Thanks to the wonderful audience at Haiku North America.

The RoadRunner

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The Haiku North America conference took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from September 13-17 2017.  It was an amazing conference. I was the cartoonist-in-residence during the event and captured the conference in cartoons.

Before heading to HNA, I read a lot of Santa Fe and New Mexico. One of the subjects that fascinated me was the roadrunner.

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The roadrunner is the official bird of New Mexico. It can run up to 20mph and sometimes eats rattlesnakes.

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When I arrived in Albuquerque airport, I took a hotel shuttle to Santa Fe. A few minutes after we left the airport, someone pointed the side of the road and said: “Hey, a roadrunner!” I turned my head, but it was too late. I had missed it.

I made it my objective to see a roadrunner during my trip.  During excursions, I would scrutinize the side of the road, but it was not meant to be.

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In Santa Fe, the only roadrunner I saw was the one on the RailRunner commuter train at the station.

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I imagined Master Kawazu would hop on a real roadrunner to go to the conference. That would be a lot of fun.

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So I didn’t see a roadrunner during my trip, but I did enjoy all the haiku talks at the conference.hna17_roadrunner_senryu

View all HNA 2017 conference photos and comics.

Haiku North America 2013 comics

The comics created during Haiku North America 2013 conference are now up on my website Old Pond Comics.

I was the official HNA Cartoonist-in-Residencer, drafting comics during the day and staying up all night to make them.

The comics were presented at the HNA closing session on Sunday August 18, 2013. Enjoy!

HNA COMICS FEATURING… YOU!

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You and the nightingale are in charge, my snail (Issa)

There are two Old Pond comics published in the July 2013 issue of The Bulletin: a journal of Japanese Canadian Community, history + culture. Here’s the second one, inspired by a haiku by Kobayashi Issa translated by David G. Lanoue:
while I’m gone
you and the nightingale are in charge,
my snail
Kobayashi Issa
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