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?
Inspired by Scott Mason’s talk ‘The State of Wonder: Land of Enchantment’ at HNA 2017
P.S. Looking forward to another wonderful talk by Scott Mason as guest speaker at the upcoming Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2017.
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.
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.
Six cows are grazing;
The seventh stands near a fence,
Staring into space.
- Haiku by Richard Wright (Haiku: This Other World, #135), cartoon illustration by Old Pond Comics.
In the silent forest
A woodpecker hammers at
The sound of silence.
#Haiku by Richard Wright (Haiku: This Other World), cartoon by Old Pond Comics.
The master is also the apprentice. The apprentice is also the master.
Master Kawazu opens up to the apprentice.