Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Self-Defense

Seriously, just walk away. [Haiku: With Superman strength / her defense mechanisms / will destroy us all.]

This haiku is about living in bubbles, and how that can be a dangerous thing. Bubbles can pop!

I drew this with colored pencils in a tremendous feat of multitasking.

Possibly related haiku:
A Comfortable Life
It's Always Something
On Produce Parole

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ohverkill

I was glad he didn't say, OH BOY! [haiku: I saw the roadkill / and said, OH, DEER. It snorted / and murmured, OH, MAN.]

This was inspired by a road trip on which we made too many puns. Haiku by me, photo by Eric.

Possibly related haiku:
Marginal Success
Solstice Party!
A Comfortable Life

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

On Produce Parole

Just take it before she gets started on the pork ribs. [haiku: She serves peach slices / straight from the tip of her knife. / Get 'em -- or get it.]

This haiku is dedicated to a very nice woman who cuts a mean peach. Words by me, photo by Eric.

Possibly related haiku:
A Mysterious Fellow
The Best Quotes
Banana Haiku

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gotta Clean Up These Streets

American Apparel will never smell the same again. [Haiku: Those hipster hobos / keep hitching on handlebars / and spilling their beans]

This haiku was inspired by a conversation about hobos on bicycles. Words and doodle by me.

Possibly related haiku:
Marginal Success
Typical Saturday
A Night in Dingle

ALSO: I was one of the runners up in Gama-Go's haiku contest. In my haiku, I meld five of their characters and an elementary school song into seventeen syllables, and my byline is spelled rather incorrectly.

AND: I remixed a Garfield comic into haiku format for Square Root of Minus Garfield. The results were posted yesterday, along with my fantastical explanation of its artistic merit. Check it out!

NOT TO MENTION: On Sunday, I went to the Philly Alt-Comic Con with Sticky Comics. We met tons of awesome people, bought cool swag and sold stuff from Ten East Read. Excellent times were had.

AND ALSO: Eric and I designed a new shirt, the Birthday Awesome shirt. It's ideal for every day and for special occasions, too. Get 'em at Ten East Read!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Small Struggles

The nap was delicious. The coffee, not so much. [Haiku: Reaching for coffee, / she becomes waylaid, mid-stretch, / by a pleasant nap.]

I sketched the illustration for this haiku very literally while in the waiting room at the dentist's office. It is dedicated to a delightful nap I once took.

Possibly related haiku:
The Best Quotes
Love / Security
Morning Terrors

ALSO: I did a guest comic for Sticky Comics last week. Check it out if you're interested in some non-poetic silliness.