August 18, 2008

Red Raven the Native hero

We get e-mail:Hi there,

My name is Chuck Fiddler. I wrote and illustrated the comic book Red Raven: Lore of the Time Before in 1996. I noticed you mentioned it on your website. I just wanted to say that the Smithsonian asked for a copy of the book because it was the first comic book produced about Natives and produced by a Native. Also, the book was developed as an animated television series with Global Television in Toronto and Phoenix Animation Studios. My original financial backers were my Band in northern Manitoba, the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. We developed some animation to sell at NATPE in 1997 with interest from many television companies worldwide. The whole project ground to a standstill when all partners began to disagree on many points.

Chuck Fiddler
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Comic Books Featuring Indians.

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