Market Monday - Week of March 13, 2013
Featured Book of The Week:
Native American Classics TPB, includes work from Andrea Grant, Weshoyot Alvitre, Tara Audibert, Afua Richardson, and Arigon Starr
Native American Classics presents great stories and poems from America’s earliest writers. Featured are “The Soft-Hearted Sioux” by Zitkala-Sa, “On Wolf Mountain” by Charles Eastman, “How the White Race Came to America” by Handsome Lake, and seven more tales of humor and tragedy. Also eight poems, including Alex Posey’s “Wildcat Bill” and E. Pauline Johnson’s “The Cattle Thief”. The volume is edited by Tom Pomplun, along with noted Native American writers John E. Smelcer and Joseph Bruchac.
More of this week’s comics under the cut!
IVY: Heroes Con Drink n Draw. It was kinda dark outside when i was drawing this so visibility was rather poor. But it was for Charity ^____^ | Afua Richardson
I would read all the comics with Afua’s Poison Ivy.
snow angel. not the kid kind… |Afua Richardson.
Since we’re not getting a white Christmas in my neck of the woods, I’ll post this in hopes that she will send us some snow soon.
Graphic Classics has announced their next volume, African-American Classics: Great Stories and Poems from America’s Earliest Black Writers, featuring the work of many great African-American writers and poets, including ladies like Zora Neale Hurston, Florence Lewis Bentley, Alice Dunbar Nelson, Ethel M. Caution, Leila Amos Pendleton, Frances Harper, and Effie Lee Newsome.
All the art will also be provided by African-American artists, including Afua Richardson (illustrating the cover and Langston Hughes’s “Danse Africaine”), Arie Monroe (adapting Zora Neale Hurston’s play Lawing and Jawing), and Leilani Hickerson (adapting Ethel M. Caution’s Buyers of Dreams)
I can only hope this is just the first volume, because I’d love to see some comics based on the work of Phillis Wheatley and Harriet Jacobs, and men like Frederick Douglas and James Baldwin, or see art by such ladies as Alitha Martinez, Patrice Aggs, and Spike!
The book will be released on December 27th, 2011 (something to spend your Amazon gift cards on :D)
Afua Richardson (also known as Lakota Sioux) in an artist best known for her work on Top Cow’s 2008 Pilot Season winner, Genius.
Richardson is self-taught as a comic artist. She cites Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing and Hiroaki Samura’s Blade of the Immortal as the comics that showed her what comics could be, and wanting the same feel in her work. Her first published comics work was a ten-page comic in the erotica magazine Sizzle. She was originally published under the alias Lakota Sioux, in honor of her Native American heritage.
Her client list includes Marvel, Image Comics, NBM Publishing, Humit, Pulse Music, Rhythm Bank Entertainment, and MBK Productions. Her work on Genius was nominated for the 2009 Glyph Awards, for Best Story, Best Artist, Best Female Character, Best Cover, and Fan Award. She also works as a singer/songwriter, a seasoned musician, graphic artist and a budding voice actor.