“Natives in Comics” panel coming to 2013 American Indian Festival of Words

Arigon singing at OU

Arigon Starr singing her heart out on the campus of the University of Oklahoma

Hope everyone is having an awesome 2013 so far! Arigon Starr has been busy traveling over the holiday season. She visited her family in Oklahoma, stopped off to see her pals in New Mexico and has finally returned to Los Angeles to begin work on her next two issues of her comic book, “Super Indian.”

Next month, Arigon will be returning to Tulsa, Oklahoma to participate on a “Natives in Comics” panel at the annual American Indian Festival of Words presented by the Tulsa City-County Public Library’s American Indian Resource Center.

Arigon will also be joined on the panel by Cherokee artist Roy Boney and Caddo artist/author Michael Sheyahshe. Many of you know that Roy Boney has published many comics and was a featured artist in the Eisner-nominated graphic novel “Trickster.” Michael Sheyahshe is the author of the excellent book “Natives Americans in Comics: A Critical Study,” published by McFarland Books. Both gentlemen as also members of the Indigenous Narratives Collective, the group Arigon co-founded with Lee Francis IV of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.

The INC group will be talking about how to create your own comic books — coming up with characters, writing the story and drawing your stories. They will also tackle what to do with your book after it’s finished.

More information on the panel and the festival can be found here:

http://www.tulsalibrary.org/airc/

The event is free to the public. You’ll want to get there early as “Natives in Comics” isn’t the only panel happening at the library! There are also panels on Native media, theater, filmmaking and music.

Arigon will have copies of “Super Indian Volume One” for sale, too. Great opportunity to grab a book directly from the author and score an autograph!

Arigon will also be doing media interviews while in the area — more on that when we get the schedule.

See you in T-Town!


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