Welcome to Oklahoma, Arigon Starr! Now, Get To Work!

As many of you know, Arigon Starr has received a prestigious Tulsa Artist Fellowship for her work as a writer. She joins the inaugural class of writers in the 2017 Tulsa Artist Fellowship, sponsored by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

Arigon’s Fellowship brings her to Tulsa from her home in Los Angeles. Wacky Productions will continue to be based in LA and Arigon is now living and working in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

She arrived this January with the help of her cousins Martin & Joyce Frye and the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. She has hit the ground running and has settled into her new place, researched and written a new two-act play and will be performing in February on both campuses of Oklahoma State University.

Arigon’s shows will feature discussion on her work as a comic/graphic novelist, a playwright and actor and as a musician.

Both shows are free and open to the public. Following is a flyer image, but here is the information you’ll need for the shows.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017 at 7pm
OSU Starlight Terrace – Student Union
179 Student Union, 4th Floor
Stillwater, OK

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017 at 7pm
OSU Auditorium, Tulsa
700 N. Greenwood Ave.
Tulsa, OK

Arigon will have copies of “Super Indian,” plus the brand new Indigenous Comic Anthology, “Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers” for sale.

Super Indian Volume Two Released; You Need “Moonshot!”

From Blud Kwan'Tum/Super Indian ComicsAs most of you “Super Indian” fans know — “Super Indian Volume Two” was released in April 2015. The collection is in book form (64 pages of glorious color) – or available for digital devices. Here are some handy links for you to get your own copy of “Super Indian Volume Two” in the format you love:

From the Super Indian Comics website (via PayPal): Click Here

From Amazon: Click Here

For Digital Devices (iPad, iPhone and other tablets) from ComiXology: Click Here

The book is also available at a few select retailers, including the gift store of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona and the gift shop of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

If you’re lucky enough to live near Phoenix, make some time to visit the museum before August 23rd to take in the “Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure” exhibit. The show focuses on Native American super heroes and how mainstream super heroes from the big houses (Marvel, DC) have influenced Native American art. Visit the Heard Museum’s website for more information on opening times and admission fees. The gift shop not only has both Volume One and Two, they have a cute t-shirt for kids only featuring Super Indian’s sidekick, Diogi — AND a swanky “Super Indian” tote bag.

“Super Indian” is also part of the current exhibition at the U.S. Department of Interior’s Museum in Washington, DC. Entitled “DOI Pop! On Air, On Screen & In Print” the show illustrates how America’s public lands, refugues and national parks have been portrayed in popular culture. “Super Indian” is sharing space in a display case with the permit for filming “Return of the Jedi” at Death Valley and U2s  “Joshua Tree” album cover.

Arigon also contributed to the anthology “Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection Volume 1” which debuted in June 2015. Edited by Hope Nicholson and published by AH Comics, Inc., the book features writing and artwork from Native creators like Jeffrey Veregge, Jay Odjick, Michael Sheyahshe, Elizabeth LaPenseé and Richard Van Camp. Arigon wrote the story for “Ue-Pucase: Water Master,” based on a Muscogee Creek legend. The comic was illustrated by David Cutler. Here’s a sample page:

Ue-Pucase:Moonshot Page

You can get the book directly from AH Comics by clicking this link!

More wonderful adventures are on the way for “Super Indian” and Arigon. Stay tuned!

Summer Time in Diva-Ville!

Cover of Shawnee Outlook July 2014Congrats to Arigon, who finally made her way to a magazine cover! This week’s “Shawnee Outlook” features a cover story overview of Arigon’s fantastic career as a singer, songwriter, playwright, actor and comic book creator.

The photo was taken by photographer/filmmaker Christopher Felver and is part of his new book, “American Jukebox.” The book is a collection of Felver’s journeys across America, meeting musicians of all manner of genres. Arigon met Chris in Los Angeles a few years ago. “Chris came to an radio appearance I was doing at KPFK-FM. He was a friend of Charlie Hill’s and when Chris found out I was a musician, he asked to take my photo. I had no idea I’d wind up in a book filled with many of my musical heroes,” said Arigon.

American Jukebox book cover“American Jukebox” includes stunning images of music icons like Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, Randy Newman, Patti Smith and features Pete Seeger on the cover. The book is a large, coffee table sized book from Indiana University Press and all the photos have in the book are printed in sharp black and white.

You can read more about the book here: The San Francisco Gate

You can order the book here:  American Jukebox via Amazon.com

Arigon also made an appearance on the Mvskoke Radio show on Wednesday, July 9th. Host Gary Fife talked with Arigon about “Super Indian Volume One” and “Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers.” The show is available on the Mvskoke Radio website via Soundcloud. Click here to check out the show!

Work continues on “Super Indian Volume Two” and the full book of “Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers.”

“The fun never ends here at Wacky,” laughed Arigon. “I love my job. Not many folks can say that.”

Time For The Big Wow Comic Fest!

Big Wow Comic Fes Flyer 2014Oh, the excitement! Arigon is heading up north to San Jose for the Big Wow Comic Fest 2014. She’s been invited to present a panel on “Natives in Comics,” a subject she gets more and more requests for every day. “I am so surprised and pleased at the reception my work on ‘Super Indian’ has received,” she beamed. I never expected to be part of college courses or be name-checked with folks like Sherman Alexie, Joy Harjo and Tim Tingle!”

Buzz is building for “Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers.” As most of you know, Arigon has created a twelve-page mini-comic that contains her story about the Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I that been printed in a limited edition (1,000 only!) that’s being sold at comic conventions and online at Inc Comics’ website. Here’s what the book looks like:

Tales of the MIghty Code Talkers #1The full volume of “Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers” will be available this fall and will include stories and art from Roy Boney, Jonathan Nelson, Lee Francis IV, Theo Tso, Kristina Bad Hand and Michael Sheyahshe. As soon as we get information on availability and price, we will let you know! We here at Starrwatcher Online are REALLY excited about this project.

If you’re interested in attending the Big Wow Comic Fest — buy your tickets online today or tomorrow. They’re more expensive at the door. Click Here for how to buy tickets. Arigon and Lee Francis IV will present “Natives in Comics” on Sunday, May 18th at 12pm in Room D. The panel is moderated by Dr. Carolyn Dunn.

If you’d like to purchase a copy of Arigon’s “Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers #1,” Click Here for Inc Comics’s website.

WonderCon Anaheim 2014

WonderCon Anaheim 2014 FlyerArigon will be making her first appearance at WonderCon Anaheim as an Exhibitor in the Small Press Area. She’ll be joined by artist/creator Theo Tso (Las Vegas Pauite) at the Indigenous Narratives Collective Booth. The Exhibit Hall will be filled with lots of great stuff to buy and creators to meet. As far as we know — it’s the first time Native American comic book creators have been part of the convention.

If you’re interested in attending the convention, there are still some day passes available on the WonderCon Anaheim site. They’ve already sold out of the 3-day passes!

As many of you may know, Arigon finished her work on “Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers #1,” which is a story about the Choctaw Code Talkers of World War I. Her story will be part of a larger volume that will be released in Fall 2014 from Inc Comics.

We’ll have reports and updates from the Con and more news about “Super Indian Volume Two” in the next few days!