The Strip Hay(na)ku Project

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March 2019 Update:

The Strip Hay(na)ku Project has now been published on print by Meritage Press / i.e. press (St. Helena, CA, USA) and  Laughing/Ouch/Cube/Publications (San Diego CA, USA). You can buy it here.

“The Strip Hay(na)Ku Project contains real comic strips but almost as soon as I started reading/watching the panels I had the strong impression that instead of the usual multitude of voices, speakers, actors etc. we have only two “heroes”, so to speak, inside and outside, and even they are not so different, to say the least.

There is no comic strip without a story, and this time we are told and shown (but the texts and images don’t explain each other, their connection is inspiringly dissociative), how those heroes or perspectives keep changing places. It happens gently, almost invisibly…”

-Márton Koppány

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The “strip hay(na)ku” is an idea I got from seeing some Slovenian “haiku strips” in the Winter 2008 issue of The Poetry Review.

Inspired by the collaborative work of The Chained Hay(na)ku Project, I decided to start experimenting with comic strip panels and the hay(na)ku form, sampling the already-sampled words of John Bloomberg-Rissman and the photographic images of Amy Bernier, Ginger Stickney, Lolabola and Sam Bloomberg-Rissman.

This page was originally published on January 17, 2008. Some (if not most) hyperlinks added back then might be broken by now.

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One Response to “The Strip Hay(na)ku Project”

  1. This site is great. I’d love to contribute.