Arigon cast in “Sliver Of A Full Moon”

VAWA Signing Day

Great news for Starrwatcher fans!

Arigon Starr will return to the stage in Mary Kathryn Nagle’s play, “Sliver Of A Full Moon.” The play centers around the ground-breaking Violence Against Women Act that was signed into law in March 2013.

The performance will take place on Tuesday, October 14th in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the upcoming National Congress of American Indians. Tickets will be available very soon.

Click HERE to read about the play’s opening in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Arigon is thrilled to be re-teaming with her friend and colleague, Carolyn Dunn.

More information to come regarding this special performance.

Native American Comics Roundtable Set For Phoenix Comic Con 2013

Indigenous Narratives Collective logo

Indigenous Narratives Collective logo

It’s happening again! The Indigenous Narratives Collective is gathering May 23-26, 2013 for the annual Phoenix Comic Con. This time, the group includes Native artist/writer/creators Ryan Huna Smith, Jacques LaGrange, Jon Proudstar and Theo Tso. The panel takes place on Saturday, May 25th from 12noon to 1:00pm. Thanks to Ryan Huna Smith — the panel boasts a most amazing moderator — the legendary Native American literature renaissance poet from Acoma Pueblo, Simon Ortiz.

Arigon took the planning reigns from the busy hands of Jacques LaGrange and worked directly with Shawn Demumbrum at the Phoenix Comic Con organization. “After many, many emails between me, the artists and Shawn, we nailed down our panelists, panel time and all the details,” said Arigon. “I’m so excited to be part of such an excellent group of artists. I’m sure that Mr. Ortiz will have some great questions for us. Hope that the room is packed and standing-room only like last year!”

Arigon will be at the Indigenous Narratives Collective booth (Tables #2315 & #2317) throughout the convention. “Looking forward to seeing folks that I saw last year and hopefully some new artists promoting their own work. I understand that Jacques LaGrange will finally have copies of his Native super-hero “Shadow Wolf” with him, plus Theo Tso will have copies of “Captain Paiute” to sell. There can never be enough Native superheroes. We are just barely scratching the surface here!”

“Super Indian” continues online focusing on a new storyline about Vampires. “The Curse of Blud Kwan’Tum” is scheduled to run two issues and will be featured in “Super Indian Volume Two.”

“Working super hard to get the issues finished before the end of the year,” Arigon smiled.

Clive the vampire and his gal, Giblet“The Curse of Blud Kwan’Tum” tells the story of a vampire desperate to become a full-blood Indian. Another popular series, “Twilight” is also in the sights of fangirl Arigon. “Yes, I read all of the ‘Twilight’ books and saw all the movies. Like Neil Innes (of Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and Monty Python fame) used to say, ‘I suffered for my art. Now, it’s YOUR turn.’ It’s been fun to do a Mad Magazine-like satire of the world of those sparkly vampires.” Instead of Bella and Edward — it’s Giblet and Clive near the Cowlitz Reservation near Battle Ground, Washington. “I have a bunch of good friends from that part of the world and I try to mention them whenever I can,” said Arigon. “It was cool to be able to incorporate the satire into the already silly storyline of Blud Kwan’Tum. Don’t you think a vampire would kill to get his own CDIB card? Ayyy!,” she joked.

Arigon also made time to visit the beautiful island of Maui. “The only experience I had of Hawaii was on the way to and back from the Philippines,” Arigon remembered. “My Dad was stationed there and we lived in the P.I. for two years. The airport was dark and deserted….so there were no sightings of Magnum, PI or Dano,” she laughed.

Ukelele sunsetWhile Arigon was there she purchased a beautiful, brand-new Ukelele. “It’s a neat traveler-sized model — so don’t be surprised if you see me with it on an upcoming road trip,” she enthused. “I might even have to do a ukelele CD like Eddie Vedder!”

She continues to work on new music, including a collection of songs based on Robert J. Conley’s western outlaw novels. We are all hoping to hear new music from Arigon later this year.

Gentlemen, start your engines and may the best Ukelele player win!

Arigon will also be traveling to the Denver Comic Con. More details next week!

 

“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!

The Latest Diva Fall Round Up!

Yellow Balloon in Taos, NM

Up, Up and Away…in my Bee-yoo-tee-full bal-looooon! A big yellow balloon flies over the house in Taos, New Mexico.

As many of you already know — Arigon Starr has been on a lengthy road trip, promoting “Super Indian Volume One” and performing live music gigs.

Her travels took her through Phoenix, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Okmulgee, Norman…then back through Albuquerque on the way back to Los Angeles. “I traveled my favorite road, Interstate 40,” she laughed. “Think I know that highway like the back of my hand — just like Richard Doolittle bragged in my play ‘The Red Road.’ I even like the boring parts. A long road trip really gives my creative mind an opportunity to wander.”

Arigon made a brief stop at the Albuquerque Tri-Con. “Thank goodness, Jonathan Nelson, one of the members of the Indigenous Narratives Collective, did most of the heavy lifting,” revealed Arigon. “Some of my family came out from Oklahoma to join me and my Mom in New Mexico. Jonathan’s hard work let me spend some extra time with my kin folks in Taos.”

As you can see above — the family was there to experience the annual Taos Balloon Fiesta. “My friend Janet Holmberg told me they flew right over her house…and danged if it wasn’t true,” laughed Arigon. “My cousins and I spent most of the time on Janet’s patio snapping pictures and taking video. It was amazing how close the balloon were.”

Another exciting stop on the road trip was Arigon’s first performance and academic visit to the campus of the University of Oklahoma. She spoke to two classes in Native American Studies, one for Dr. Todd Fuller and Dr. Geary Hobson. At the lunch break, Arigon treated the campus to a several of her classic tracks, including “Mountain Windsong” and “The Red Road.”

“One of my favorite moments was debuting a new song I’ve been working on for awhile,” Arigon said. “It’s called ‘Oklahoma Home’ and I think I’ve improved it since the last time I sang it back at Cain’s Ballroom. It’s a song full of pride about all the tribes in Oklahoma and how even though Oklahoma isn’t the original lands of the tribes here….we’ve made it our home. I tell you — I felt like Celine Dion belting that song out a cappella.”

Could this be one of the new tracks on Arigon’s next CD project? We sure hope so!

Speaking of Arigon’s CDs….there’s a rumor that Arigon is going to do some super Holiday sales for the product on the CDBaby.com website. Watch this space….you’ll want to get copies of her back catalog for your friends and family!

On the “Super Indian” front — the comic book/graphic novel continues to sell steadily from Amazon and the Super Indian Comics website. “Super Indian Volume One” is also available from iTunes for your iPad or iPhone and on Amazon.com for your Kindle device.

“It wasn’t easy to get the book formatted for digital devices….but somehow I persevered.” We think it’s cool that Arigon not only creates the content for “Super Indian,” but that she also masterminds the computer programs to get her work out to the fans.

Arigon has lots of irons in the fire at the moment. We will keep you posted on her future exploits! She’s always doing something fun!

Sound Files — New and Updated!

Arigon Starr and her black guitar Johnny

Arigon Starr with her black Ovation Guitar named “Johnny”

Hey all you Starrwatcher fans!

We’ve taken time to update all of the wonderful lyric and audio sample pages and hopefully made them easier for you to access and listen to.

On the right-hand sidebar, you’ll notice ALL of Arigon’s releases there with all of the song titles on each CD. Click on the links and you’ll find the lyrics to each song, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the tracks.

We will be adding up some NEW SONGS (!!!) in the next week. Arigon is working on new music and promises a preview for all you loyal Starrwatchers.

Color us….excited!