January 26, 2007

Book to look for

Native Americans in Comic BooksNative Americans in Comic Books, to be published by McFarland Publishing, is a unique study and critique of the way in which Indigenous people are represented in the medium of comic books. This work takes an in-depth look at the world of comic books through the eyes of a Native American reader and offers frank commentary on the medium's cultural representation.

For this book, Michael Sheyahshe has interviewed a host of individuals in the comic book and video game industry: Tim Truman (creator/writer/artist for Scout), Alvin Schwartz (writer for Tomahawk from the 1940s), Terry LaBan (creator/writer/artist for Muktuk Wolfsbreath), Steve Englehart (creator/writer/artist for Coyote), John Ostrander (writer for Blaze of Glory), Rachel Pollack (creator/writer for Vertigo's Tomahawk), Jon Proudstar (creator/writer for Tribal Force), Mike Grell (creator/writer/artist for Shaman’s Tears), Bradford. W. Wright (author of "Comic Book Nation"), and Jacquelyn Kilpatrick, Ph.D. (author of "Celluloid Indians").
Comment:  Native Americans in Comic Books looks like a must-read for me and for fans of my website.

FYI, Sheyahshe purchased PEACE PARTY #1-2 a couple years ago and says he discusses them in the book also. But he didn't interview me about them or about Indians in comics. <sniff>

1 comment:

Rob said...

Alas, I've still published only two issues. That doesn't stack up well against the longer runs of SCOUT, COYOTE, or even SHAMAN'S TEARS. No matter how much I've written my website, I need to put out more comics.

I'm glad to see PEACE PARTY comes up first when you do the Google search. I don't think that used to be the case. I believe this blog is boosting my page rankings...which is another reason to keep doing it.