Old Pond – One dollar

This comic was inspired by a comment by Michael Dylan Welch on Facebook saying that Modern Haiku was paying its contributor $1 thirty years ago and are still offering the same amount nowadays which means that, factoring the inflation, haiku writers are being paid much less today.

You can read this comic two ways: either Kaeru doesn’t know what to do with this money because he is a frog (that’s my interpretation), or that he just realized there’s not much he can do with just a dollar.