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Market Monday - Week of March 13, 2013

Featured Book of The Week:

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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.

~Preview~

More of this week’s comics under the cut!

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Off-Topic Post for Gawping at One Amazingly Ignorant Person

gailsimone:

deliciouskaek:

“I find this Chris Rock backlash absolutely ridiculous. Really? Someone tells the truth and you mad? I’m American. I never claim otherwise. I never give the “We didn’t land on Plymouth rock” speech unless its in a really funny way. But part of being American, to me, is that I have to acknowledge all the bullshit that comes with it. Basically some folks came over, stole other people’s land, killed them, then started a country on the backs of my people, while killing them, and then at some point they freed the slaves but then oppressed them and killed them some more. Do I have the ability to do things here that I wouldn’t in some parts of the world? Yes. But my family paid the price for that in actual blood, sweat and tears. If more people were like Rock and acknowledged the truth maybe we’d be in a better place as a Nation.”

Elon James White, Chris Rock ‘White People’s Day’ July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy, Huffington Post (via elonjames)

What Chris Rock said was wrong. Enough said. It was highly racist and STUPID. And I reiterate… Blacks were not the only race oppressed, okay? Do you see Native Americans all up in arms over stuff? No. You don’t. And they got treated WORSE imo.

Anyway, when all is said and done, it was stupid of him to say and I lost any sort of respect I had for him with that comment.

(via saintsinnerx)

Yes, it’s highly racist to talk about American Slavery. 

(via reverseracism)

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telling the truth and facts about history and how it all still exists today makes white people feel bad

reverse racism is a real problem~

(via goodbyecruelyouth)

Excuse me while I go punch myself in the face until I can’t remember the phrase, “reverse racism” or the people who think it’s a real thing.

Bolding mine.  Because you would literally have to have no external sensory perception not to be aware of how much Indigenous North Americans/First Nations still struggle against horrible poverty, poor education, lackluster healthcare and nutrition, and how the courts are still full of cases over land, fishing, and hunting rights, self-governance, and being allowed to prosecute white-on-Native crime.

You know what the Wampanoags do every 4th of July?  They hold a pow-wow, and have for the past 91 years, because they’d rather celebrate their own nation than “ours”.  Makes sense if you ask me.

(FYI: calling them “Indian” is actually perfectly acceptable, many Natives self-identify as “Indians”, though generally use actual tribal names where you can.  Of course, I have Indian friends who like to call themselves “savages”, but somehow I feel they wouldn’t appreciate it becoming common parlance again :P)

To make this post even vaguely about comics and women, you can read Coast Salish writer Andrea Grant’s comic Minx: Dream War serialized on Indian Country Today Media Network.  I recently bought the trade and it is fantastic stuff.

ProFile Friday - #NativeNovember Edition
Andrea Grant is a Canadian-born poet, pin-up model, comic book writer, and fashion editor based in New York City. She is the sole proprietor of Copious Amounts Press and a small press located in the East Village.
Andrea Grant was born to a Native American father and a Welsh-Irish mother. She is of the Coast Salish tribe, and her Native American background has been a prominent part of her work.  She grew up on Vancouver Island, Canada. She attended Kwantlen University College and studied Creative Writing and English Literature. 
Grant was discovered by a modeling agent at a gas station in Vancouver in 1999. Since then, she has appeared in a number of print advertisements, including an ad for Camel Cigarettes. Since 1998, Andrea Grant has published over 200 articles, poems, and interviews in publications worldwide.  She has been the subject of three documentaries. In 2009, she was featured on G4’s Women of the Web as one of the Top 3 Women with Mad Skills. She was the Managing Editor of the Fashion Spot  for nearly 3 years, and in 2010 she moved on to Conde Nast to be the Online Producer for Details magazine. 
Andrea Grant started Copious Amounts Press in Vancouver in 2001 with the launch of Copious Magazine. Copious Magazine gained an underground following in Vancouver, and associated itself with the spoken-word scene. In 2009, she released an art book, The Pin-Up Poet, featuring her original poetry juxtaposed with photographs of her Pin-Up characters. Some of the poetry was featured in her August 2009 interview and photoshoot with Toro Magazine.
In 2005, Copious Amounts Press published the first issue of Andrea Grant’s MINX: Coma Sleepers Hear It All, a fantasy comic book written by Grant. Grant is cast as the main character, and the story is a supernatural thriller that deals with Native American issues and is heavily infused with mythical themes. The character of Ptolemy is played by hip hop artist Prevail of Swollen Members. In 2009, Grant began working with editor Brendan Deneen of Ardenn Entertainment to revamp the series, and in 2010, she was awarded a Canada Council Grant towards the project.  A preview of Andrea Grant’s Minx: Dream War was released at the 2010 New York Comic Con, illustrated by artist Rey Arzeno, who Grant says ‘gets it’. Dream War: Issue #1 launched in May 2011, part 1 of a 4-part series.
In December 2010, Copious Productions was launched, a division of the company that produces custom comics in which clients can become characters. In 2010, Grant launched a web comic called Ready to Where? which is a semi-autobiographical series about working in the publishing industry, illustrated by Liza Biggers and Rey Arzeno.
Grant has hinted that she is working on several projects. In addition to more Pin-Up Poet art books and several upcoming MINX projects, she will soon be launching Grimm Recollections, a modern retelling of Grimm’s Fairytales in poetry form illustrated by pop artist Justin Hampton. She is currently working on a memoir called Bleach, about her upbringing and subsequent rejection from within the Jehovah’s Witness faith, and how her experiences led to her finding her voice as an artist.

ProFile Friday - #NativeNovember Edition

Andrea Grant is a Canadian-born poet, pin-up model, comic book writer, and fashion editor based in New York City. She is the sole proprietor of Copious Amounts Press and a small press located in the East Village.

Andrea Grant was born to a Native American father and a Welsh-Irish mother. She is of the Coast Salish tribe, and her Native American background has been a prominent part of her work.  She grew up on Vancouver Island, Canada. She attended Kwantlen University College and studied Creative Writing and English Literature. 

Grant was discovered by a modeling agent at a gas station in Vancouver in 1999. Since then, she has appeared in a number of print advertisements, including an ad for Camel Cigarettes. Since 1998, Andrea Grant has published over 200 articles, poems, and interviews in publications worldwide.  She has been the subject of three documentaries. In 2009, she was featured on G4’s Women of the Web as one of the Top 3 Women with Mad Skills. She was the Managing Editor of the Fashion Spot  for nearly 3 years, and in 2010 she moved on to Conde Nast to be the Online Producer for Details magazine. 

Andrea Grant started Copious Amounts Press in Vancouver in 2001 with the launch of Copious Magazine. Copious Magazine gained an underground following in Vancouver, and associated itself with the spoken-word scene. In 2009, she released an art book, The Pin-Up Poet, featuring her original poetry juxtaposed with photographs of her Pin-Up characters. Some of the poetry was featured in her August 2009 interview and photoshoot with Toro Magazine.

In 2005, Copious Amounts Press published the first issue of Andrea Grant’s MINX: Coma Sleepers Hear It All, a fantasy comic book written by Grant. Grant is cast as the main character, and the story is a supernatural thriller that deals with Native American issues and is heavily infused with mythical themes. The character of Ptolemy is played by hip hop artist Prevail of Swollen Members. In 2009, Grant began working with editor Brendan Deneen of Ardenn Entertainment to revamp the series, and in 2010, she was awarded a Canada Council Grant towards the project.  A preview of Andrea Grant’s Minx: Dream War was released at the 2010 New York Comic Con, illustrated by artist Rey Arzeno, who Grant says ‘gets it’. Dream War: Issue #1 launched in May 2011, part 1 of a 4-part series.

In December 2010, Copious Productions was launched, a division of the company that produces custom comics in which clients can become characters. In 2010, Grant launched a web comic called Ready to Where? which is a semi-autobiographical series about working in the publishing industry, illustrated by Liza Biggers and Rey Arzeno.

Grant has hinted that she is working on several projects. In addition to more Pin-Up Poet art books and several upcoming MINX projects, she will soon be launching Grimm Recollections, a modern retelling of Grimm’s Fairytales in poetry form illustrated by pop artist Justin Hampton. She is currently working on a memoir called Bleach, about her upbringing and subsequent rejection from within the Jehovah’s Witness faith, and how her experiences led to her finding her voice as an artist.

Market Monday: Wednesday Edition!
I don’t normally run addendums anymore because it gets too complicated, but I’m making an exception for a book I’d been waiting months for and was so happy to see on the shelf at my LCS today:
Minx: Dream War #1, written by Andrea Grant
Have a preview!

Market Monday: Wednesday Edition!

I don’t normally run addendums anymore because it gets too complicated, but I’m making an exception for a book I’d been waiting months for and was so happy to see on the shelf at my LCS today:

Minx: Dream War #1, written by Andrea Grant

Have a preview!

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