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Haiku Comics of The Hamilton Bay — “soundshot”

Welcome to Haiku Comics of Hamilton Bay. Every couple weeks Monica Plant will share her special watercolor haiga, inspired by her favored Canadian landscape and terrain. Monica invites you to guess the sources of these sounds. Some sources are obvious; for others, the colour or the orientation of the panel could give a clue.

Haiku Comics of Hamilton Bay is going fishing — see you later this year!

Monica Plant is a Hamilton (Ontario, Canada)-based artist, writer, and naturalist. She is also a self-described contemplative who “moves at a slow enough pace to see and hear things.” Introduced to haiku comics through Seattle-based comics artist David Lasky, she began publishing Haiku Comics of the Hamilton Bay, which shares her love of pause, place, drawing, writing, and the urban wild; the comics featured on The Haiku Foundation site stem from this series.

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  1. Evan,

    Thanks as ever for visiting and commenting, and for your support.

    Your contribution sounds to me like a mystery haiku! It begs another one (—- what happens now that I’m spooked and no one’s there?).

    I have appreciated your various contributions to the conversations in these pages over the months; engaging with readers/haikuists has been a true pleasure for me.

    May your summer be its own haiku — simple, full, and satisfying.

  2. Hi, Monica,

    Thank you for another inspiring artwork! I’ve enjoyed trying to come up with haiku to match the panels. Here’s one that I think has potential…

    rustle of leaves
    I turn around
    to look at no one

    Hope to see you here again soon!


    1. Monica, I am instantly a fan of your art and of Evan’s reply. Here is my haiku inspired by yesterday’s surreal moment while driving and the vrooooom! layer:

      passing cloud
      carpooling with light load

      1. Pamela,

        Welcome to these pages!

        Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, as well as your joining the conversation with your own haiku. I’d love to hear more about your surreal moment (— to the extent that you care to share). That said, I love that one layer of the “bay-speak” from this comic helped inspire what you wrote; truly, art feeding art! Reading your haiku, I couldn’t help but think of “sic transit gloria,” with “transit”, at least for me, yielding different layers of meaning.

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