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Haiku Comics: Spring Trees Workshop

03/23/2024 - 12:00pm

Join the Tacoma Tree Foundation and comic artist David Lasky for this special free workshop! How do trees, or the lack of trees, affect our daily lives? What sounds, sights, scents, and sensations are present when we walk down a street with trees compared to a treeless one? Join us for a free writing and drawing workshop led by Eisner-winning graphic novelist David Lasky. The workshop will be focused on our relationship to trees in Tacoma. We’ll read a few classic haiku poems, reflect on our earlier walk, and then write some haiku of our own. In the second half of the workshop, we’ll explore the hybrid medium of ‘haiku comics.’ We’ll look at examples and then draw comic strips using the words of our poems. No previous writing or drawing experience is required. This program is possible with the Support of Tacoma Creates. The event is free, but please register here.

The Tacoma Tree Foundation educates, empowers, and supports community members in neighborhood-based greening. We seek to grow the urban tree canopy in the Greater Tacoma area through neighborhood-based planting projects and tree giveaways, as well as educational activities that highlight the many social and environmental benefits of trees.

David Lasky is a Seattle artist and teacher who has been making comics and zines since 1991. He teaches both kids and adults at 826 Seattle, Richard Hugo House, Seattle Art Institute, and with Arts Corps. His work has been published in The Comics Journal, The Stranger, and many anthologies, including Best American Comics 2006. His comic series, Urban Hipster, was nominated for the comic-book industry’s Harvey Award.

Event address: 
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402