Brother Nash...a comic by Bridgit Scheide
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I love the art, which you can see a sample of here. Nashoba (Nash) looks like a real person--a real Indian--down to the hair on his arms and the stubble on his chin. Nothing stereotypical here.
The story begins with Nash trucking across Arizona and talking to another trucker on CB radio. Then he picks up an undocumented worker who's hitchhiking. No big problem so far, although I was wondering where the story was going.
Then it veers into strange supernatural territory. Glowing green ghosts of old wagon trains appear, and telephone poles attack. Nash seems to know what's going on, and to be okay with it. He seems to be some sort of spiritual guide.
I often complain about supernatural elements in Native-themed stories. But this seems more like generalized supernaturalism rather than stereotypical Native supernaturalism. It doesn't seem like it'll be a problem.
But one demerit for the lettering's quirky mix of capital and small letters. It's suppose to look folksy, I guess, but it's a bit hard to read. Don't use lettering gimmicks unless they're critical to the story, people.
Overall, I found the webcomic interesting but not necessarily compelling. It's certainly different from the norm, which is something. Check it out and see what you think.
For more on Native-themed webcomics, see MUKTUK WOLFSBREATH Revived and Brave Play Comic Strip Debuts.