Haiku by Robert Spiess (USA). Artwork by myself.
Sometime ago, I had a chance to interview a Tokyo illustrator, Mizumaru Anzai, who is a good friend of novelist Haruki Murakami. Together, they have published a number of essay books with illustrations.
After the interview, I showed some of my haiga to Anzai san. While flipping through haiga printouts, he stopped and looked at one haiga long time, and finally said, "very good". It was this haiga he liked.