For a companion on my walking trip… perhaps a little butterfly — Haiku by Shiki

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For a companion
on my walking trip… perhaps
a little butterfly

— Haiku by Shiki translated by Peter Beilenson (from: The Four Seasons: Japanese Haiku)

Haiku-comic by Old Pond Comics

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Haiku-Comics (zine)

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IMG_3894 This zine by Old Pond Comics features forty haiku-comics inspired by poems of famous Japanese poets Basho, Issa, Buson and more!

IMG_3887 Inside the booklet, the haiku-comics are separated by seasons.

IMG_3893The center-fold is a series of 4 haiku-comics on Kobayashi Issa’s snail haiku (my favorites).

It’s important to put good comics in the centre because that’s where the book naturally opens when people browse.

IMG_3886Some winter haiku-comics featuring haiku by Kobayashi Issa and Buson.

IMG_3876The cover features a print from Hokusai’s “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji”.

IMG_3888The back cover features a little portrait of Kobayashi Issa (the main source of inspiration for my haiku-comics).

The zine will be for sale at Canzine this Nov.8 and on the Old Pond Comics online store .

the sliding door’s decorative pattern… fly shit – Haiku by Kobayashi Issa

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I have to confess that I have once stopped to admire a fire cabinet when visiting an art gallery. (Old Pond Comics)

 

the sliding door’s

decorative pattern…

fly shit

– Haiku by Kobayashi Issa (tr. David G. Lanoue), haiku-comic by Old Pond Comics