Snapshots from Less Desolate: Haiku Comics - Mutha Magazine


Published on December 15th, 2022 | by Shin Yu Pai and Justin Rueff


Snapshots from Less Desolate: Haiku Comics

Excerpted from the forthcoming collection Less Desolate, appearing from Blue Cactus Press in Fall 2023.

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About the Author

Shin Yu Pai is a poet, essayist and visual artist. She is the author of several books of poetry, including Virga (Empty Bowl, 2021), ENSŌ (Entre Ríos Books, 2020), Sightings: Selected Works  (1913 Press, 2007), AUX ARCS (La Alameda, 2013), Adamantine (White Pine, 2010), Haiku Not Bombs (Booklyn Artist Alliance, 2008), and Equivalence (La Alameda, 2003). In 2023, Blue Cactus Press will publish her haiku comix collection with Justin Rueff, Less Desolate.
Justin Rueff is a biracial, Latino artist, illustrator and educator. He has created hundreds of hand-painted signs and murals for businesses, schools and collectors throughout Oregon and California. Favorite subjects include people, nature and letters. His work tends to be allegorical with a focus on movement and rhythm. He is the author and illustrator of Brother Crow comics, A Guide to Understanding the Never-ending Story and Heroes & Lovers. Justin teaches painting, drawing, and design to students of all ages throughout Portland, Los Angeles, and the Seattle area.

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