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imageOct. 16-19, 2014: Seabeck Haiku Retreat (Seabeck, WA) [read the comics]


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imageSo funny I'm now crying over my laptop.image
-Rahmatou Sangotte

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image From October 16-192014, I was cartoonist-in-residence at the Seabeck Haiku Getaway.

I drewcomics during the event and presented them at the closing session.

Read the Seabeck 2014 comics »»