The Old Man Gloom is Zozobra, a giant puppet that people stuff with negativity – such as divorce papers. The puppet is burned during the the Santa Fe Fiesta that takes place on Labour day weekend. Wouldn’t it be great if you could stuff it with bad haiku?
This comic is inspired by Maxianne Berger’s book Winnows (Imago Press) featuring haiku found in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.
This comic was inspired by the NaHaiWriMo en francais prompt for February 5: Equality.
Master Kawazu opens up to the apprentice.
Everybody is a haiku critic, even your haiku teacher (Old Pond Comics).