This Old Pond comic is inspired by a SHARP 2017 talk by Lisa Gitelman, New York University: “Emoji Dick, Prequels and Sequels”.
Did you know Amazon produced a translation of Moby Dick using emoji? The book is called Emoji Dick. It could have been a fun project. Unfortunately the book is gibberish, as most translations were produced randomly. Here are some pictures:
Lisa Gilteman presents Emoji Dick at SHARP 2017 conference.
as nature withers
when all has withered away
-Haiku by Momoko Kuroda translated by Abigail Friedman from I wait for the moon: 100 haiku by Momoko Kuroda
This comic was published (in a slightly different version) in Haidan, October 2016 issue:
Haidan (October 2016 issue). Photo by Emiko Miyashita.