I’m not the only one who finds inspiration in the police blotter column. Cartoonist Owen Cook mines the weekly Police Log column of the Carmel Pine Cone for Police Log Comics: comic strips which illustrate the verbatim text of a police log item. Here’s a sample:
I take a police blotter item and strip it down into a haiku; you fill in the details with your imagination. In contrast Owen’s comics retain the terse, impersonal verbiage of the original story; but his illustrations interpret the text for you, and in unexpected ways. Yet he leaves plenty of room for your thoughtful speculation.
I think he and I get to the same place, by different roads. I heartily recommend a visit to Police Log Comics.
In the meantime, more haiku are coming soon; keep the faith, and thanks.