1. oldpondcomics



    I had a table at the Vancouver Comics Arts Festival (VanCAF) at the Roundhouse this week-end (May 23-24) to promote Old Pond Comics.

    It was my first time at VanCAF as a vendor. It’s a curated show (meaning they carefully review each submissions and decide who gets to go …

  2. oldpondcomics

    Bookmaking workshop at Sakura Days Japan Fair


    On April 11 and April 12, 2015, between 2-3pm, I gave a bookmaking workshop at Sakura Days Japan Fair, as part of the activities in the Leith Wheeler Haiku House. The event took place in the glasshouse of the Van Dusen Garden.

     I showed about 30 people each day how …

  3. oldpondcomics

    Japanese rubber stamps


    When someone offers to loan you their Japanese rubber stamps collection, you say: “Yes, ma’am. Thank you, Ma’am” and you stamp, stamp, stamp away! You can’t believe your luck.

    These lovely stamps were loaned to me by haiku poet and book artist Terry Ann Carter for the upcoming haiku and

  4. oldpondcomics

    Haiku Bookmaking workshop


    No. This is not a color wheel.

    These are the colorful little books I’ll be teaching people how to make at my next workshop.

    The material is pretty simple:  9″X12″ construction paper (folded as a maze), cardstock, ribbon.

    Once our books are done, we will be decorating them with chiyogami …

  5. oldpondcomics

    How to make a portfolio


    We learned how to make this beautiful portfolio during a CBBAG workshop lead by Suzan Lee.

    I took some pictures of the process so I can remember the instructions.

    What you’ll need:

    two bookboards clothe to cover spine (outside and inside) paper for the outside paper for the inside ribbon…

ds106 in[SPIRE]