The comic where Basho meets a frog who refuses to jump in the pond is now available as a free e-book. Check it out and share it with your friends:
When Basho needs inspiration to finish his haiku, he asks a frog to jump in the pond. But the frog just won’t do it. Will Basho be able to finish his Old Pond poem before sundown? Depends on the frog.
This hilarious story, created during 24 Hour Comics Day in 2010, was revised and is now available in e-book format thanks to a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Old Pond Comics will have a table at Canzine in Vancouver, B.C. this Saturday November 8.
One of the items for sale will be this interactive flap book featuring translations of Basho’s poem “Old Pond / A frog jumps in / the sound of the water” (from the website Matsuo Bashô: Frog Haiku (Thirty-one Translations and One Commentary).
You can turn the flaps and change each line, for endless possibilities.
Check it out.
Frog Haiku will be available for sale at Canzine this Saturday Nov. 8, as well as on my Old Pond Comics online store.