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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.

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Awesome modern beading on Beyondbuckskinboutique

The cool necklace was made by award winning beadwork artist Summer Peters (Saginaw Ojibwe).

The beaded pendent presents Native American women in a fresh new way: the traditional dress is gone, there isn’t any fringe, no Pendleton and she’s not sitting on a horse looking noble. This is a 2012 version of what Native women can be at all times, an “Ogitchidaa Kwe” or Warrior Woman.Peters learned to bead from her mother and grandmother. She quickly developed her own unique style of beading, and sold her first piece of beadwork when she was a young teenager. In 2012, one of her pieces received an Honorable Mention Award at the Heard Museum’s Indian Fair & Market

I would buy all of her comic books!

(via urbannativegirl)

Just a heads up, a recent episode of the public radio show "Native American Calling" covered depictions of indigenous characters in comic books and video games.  It’s a great show, and keep an ear out around the 20-minute mark for "Super Indian" creator Arigon Starr!

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Webcomics Wednesday - #NativeNovember Edition
The Nine Lives of Catnose by Vas Littlecrow (Taino)

Semi-autobiographical slices from the life of an adorable model and exotic dancer. The stories are cute, simple and sexy with a subtle subversive edge. Written from experience and visualized by people who have actually actually been a part of these industries.  

Webcomics Wednesday - #NativeNovember Edition

The Nine Lives of Catnose by Vas Littlecrow (Taino)

Semi-autobiographical slices from the life of an adorable model and exotic dancer. The stories are cute, simple and sexy with a subtle subversive edge. Written from experience and visualized by people who have actually actually been a part of these industries.  

ProFile Friday - #NativeNovember Edition
L. Frank (b. 1952) is the nom d’arte of L. Frank Manriquez, a Tongva-Acjachemen artist, writer, tribal scholar, cartoonist, and indigenous language activist. She lives and works in California.
In 1990, L. Frank was Artist in Residence at the Headland Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California; her artwork has been exhibited widely throughout California and appears in several publications.
Her regular column/graphic, “Acorn Soup,” has appeared in the quarterly newsletter News from Native California since 1992. “Acorn Soup” features the comic adventures of Coyote in his various guises: the Creator of the Universe and the Buffoon, the Trickster and the Tricked, always the Indian’s Wise Fool. A selection of L. Frank’s “Acorn Soup” cartoons have been collected and published in book form. Concerning L. Frank, one reviewer of the book at Amazon.com commented: “Introducing the Gary Larson of the Native American cartoon world!”
Another book, First Families: Photographic History of California Indians with co-author Kim Hogeland, was published in July 2007. It is an introduction to California’s native populations, with pictures such as the re-creation and sailing of the tii’at (a traditional Tongva/Gabrieleño canoe) off Catalina Island in 1995, to the 1918 picture of Kumeyaay men performing a sacred funerary dance with karuk (vision) dolls, to an image from 1932 of Salinans leading anthropologist J. P. Harrington on an expedition along California’s central coast. Each chapter covers a different region of California, with brief essays introducing the region’s cultures, histories, and contemporary life.
She is a Board Member of the California Indian Basketweavers Association and one of seven founding board members of the Advocates for Indigenous California Languages, organizations that are involved in the preservation and revival of Native Californian languages through traditional arts practice, language immersion, conferences and workshops.
She has won several awards for her activities, including from the American Association of University Women, the James Irvine Foundation, the Fund for Folk Culture (for travel to the Native Californian art collection at the Musée de l’Homme in Paris). In 1995 she was featured as a “Local Hero” in KQED-TV/Examiner Newspaper’s Native American Heritage Month series. She is also very involved in the Two-Spirit culture.

ProFile Friday - #NativeNovember Edition

L. Frank (b. 1952) is the nom d’arte of L. Frank Manriquez, a Tongva-Acjachemen artist, writer, tribal scholar, cartoonist, and indigenous language activist. She lives and works in California.

In 1990, L. Frank was Artist in Residence at the Headland Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California; her artwork has been exhibited widely throughout California and appears in several publications.

Her regular column/graphic, “Acorn Soup,” has appeared in the quarterly newsletter News from Native California since 1992. “Acorn Soup” features the comic adventures of Coyote in his various guises: the Creator of the Universe and the Buffoon, the Trickster and the Tricked, always the Indian’s Wise Fool. A selection of L. Frank’s “Acorn Soup” cartoons have been collected and published in book form. Concerning L. Frank, one reviewer of the book at Amazon.com commented: “Introducing the Gary Larson of the Native American cartoon world!”

Another book, First Families: Photographic History of California Indians with co-author Kim Hogeland, was published in July 2007. It is an introduction to California’s native populations, with pictures such as the re-creation and sailing of the tii’at (a traditional Tongva/Gabrieleño canoe) off Catalina Island in 1995, to the 1918 picture of Kumeyaay men performing a sacred funerary dance with karuk (vision) dolls, to an image from 1932 of Salinans leading anthropologist J. P. Harrington on an expedition along California’s central coast. Each chapter covers a different region of California, with brief essays introducing the region’s cultures, histories, and contemporary life.

She is a Board Member of the California Indian Basketweavers Association and one of seven founding board members of the Advocates for Indigenous California Languages, organizations that are involved in the preservation and revival of Native Californian languages through traditional arts practice, language immersion, conferences and workshops.

She has won several awards for her activities, including from the American Association of University Women, the James Irvine Foundation, the Fund for Folk Culture (for travel to the Native Californian art collection at the Musée de l’Homme in Paris). In 1995 she was featured as a “Local Hero” in KQED-TV/Examiner Newspaper’s Native American Heritage Month series. She is also very involved in the Two-Spirit culture.

Webcomics Wednesday - #NativeNovember Edition
Super Indian Comics by Arigon Starr (Kickapoo)

Hubert Logan was an ordinary Reservation boy until he ate tainted commodity cheese and gained superpowers. Could have happen to anyone. “Super Indian” is set on the fictional Leaning Oak Reservation. Each week, Hubert becomes Super Indian, his heroic alter-ego who fights evil on the Reservation.

Webcomics Wednesday - #NativeNovember Edition

Super Indian Comics by Arigon Starr (Kickapoo)

Hubert Logan was an ordinary Reservation boy until he ate tainted commodity cheese and gained superpowers. Could have happen to anyone. “Super Indian” is set on the fictional Leaning Oak Reservation. Each week, Hubert becomes Super Indian, his heroic alter-ego who fights evil on the Reservation.

ProFile Friday - #NativeNovember Edition
Weshoyot Alvitre (born June 24, 1984) is a Tongva/Scots-Gaelic artist from California who works primarily for Bluewater Comics.
Alvitre was born in California, and grew up on a piece of land where her father ran a Tongva cultural center. Her mother was a librarian, and she was first drawn to art in children’s books. She was introduced to comics when she ordered The Little Mermaid and Beauty & the Beast graphic novel adaptations from a school catalog.  She attended Ventura High School until her junior year. She lost her entire art porfolio in a fire at VHS, which destroyed the entire art room. She then transfered to an independent study program. This allowed her to take community college classes to focus on her art education and rebuilding her portfolio. She attended Ventura College, majoring in art and transfered to University Channel Islands, located on site of the Camarillo State Hospial. She graduated in 2007 with a BA in fine arts.
She started her career in comics on Alias Comic’s Tenth Muse as an inker, and quickly moved on to penciling issue #11 of Tenth Muse. Weshoyot penciled and inked issues 10-12 of Archaic, which is published by Fenickx Productions LLC. She also is credited with the back cover of issue #3 of “The Misadventures of Clark and Jefferson” from Ape Entertainment, a pin-up of “Spaceboy” from issue #6 of Gerard Way’s “Umbrella Acamdemy” from Dark Horse Comics, a pin-up chapter break from the TPB of Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa from Maw Productions.
She has also contributed design work to Dooney and Bourke handbags after winning a competition sponsored by Teen Vogue magazine. During her senior year in college she also created her own line of luxury handbags.
She lists Leinil Yu, David Mack, Bill Sienkiewicz and J. Scott Campbell amongst her influences, in addition to Victorian illustrators, art nouveau and deco fine art.

ProFile Friday - #NativeNovember Edition

Weshoyot Alvitre (born June 24, 1984) is a Tongva/Scots-Gaelic artist from California who works primarily for Bluewater Comics.

Alvitre was born in California, and grew up on a piece of land where her father ran a Tongva cultural center. Her mother was a librarian, and she was first drawn to art in children’s books. She was introduced to comics when she ordered The Little Mermaid and Beauty & the Beast graphic novel adaptations from a school catalog.  She attended Ventura High School until her junior year. She lost her entire art porfolio in a fire at VHS, which destroyed the entire art room. She then transfered to an independent study program. This allowed her to take community college classes to focus on her art education and rebuilding her portfolio. She attended Ventura College, majoring in art and transfered to University Channel Islands, located on site of the Camarillo State Hospial. She graduated in 2007 with a BA in fine arts.

She started her career in comics on Alias Comic’s Tenth Muse as an inker, and quickly moved on to penciling issue #11 of Tenth Muse. Weshoyot penciled and inked issues 10-12 of Archaic, which is published by Fenickx Productions LLC. She also is credited with the back cover of issue #3 of “The Misadventures of Clark and Jefferson” from Ape Entertainment, a pin-up of “Spaceboy” from issue #6 of Gerard Way’s “Umbrella Acamdemy” from Dark Horse Comics, a pin-up chapter break from the TPB of Jetta: Tales of the Toshigawa from Maw Productions.

She has also contributed design work to Dooney and Bourke handbags after winning a competition sponsored by Teen Vogue magazine. During her senior year in college she also created her own line of luxury handbags.

She lists Leinil Yu, David Mack, Bill Sienkiewicz and J. Scott Campbell amongst her influences, in addition to Victorian illustrators, art nouveau and deco fine art.

#NativeNovember Fan Art Interlude
Talisman by ~CandyRoxx
(Still need more submissions, fanartists!)

#NativeNovember Fan Art Interlude

Talisman by ~CandyRoxx

(Still need more submissions, fanartists!)

Webcomics Wednesday - #NativeNovember Edition
Fala by Beth Aileen Dillon Lameman (Anishinaabe/Metis)

Fala’s a girl gamer too caught up in the latest technology to finish her homework or help out her mom. Sent out to nature for an assignment on edible plants, Fala is met by the mysterious Trickster and led down a path of life lessons in a corrupt strange rez town.

A Native reimagining of Alice in Wonderland

Webcomics Wednesday - #NativeNovember Edition

Fala by Beth Aileen Dillon Lameman (Anishinaabe/Metis)

Fala’s a girl gamer too caught up in the latest technology to finish her homework or help out her mom. Sent out to nature for an assignment on edible plants, Fala is met by the mysterious Trickster and led down a path of life lessons in a corrupt strange rez town.

A Native reimagining of Alice in Wonderland

#NativeNovember Fan Art Interlude
Dawnstar by ~duskflare

#NativeNovember Fan Art Interlude

Dawnstar by ~duskflare

#NativeNovember Fan Art Interlude
Sarah Rainmaker by Bethany Gerena

#NativeNovember Fan Art Interlude

Sarah Rainmaker by Bethany Gerena

#NativeNovember Fan Art Interlude
Elisa Maza by Amanda Lynn Cook

#NativeNovember Fan Art Interlude

Elisa Maza by Amanda Lynn Cook

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.

Webcomics Wednesday - #NativeNovember Edition
Garry: The Legend Continues, art by Donna Martinez (Mexica)

The adventures of Garry, a barbarian from the world of Hyperborea who came to America for college and stuck around ever since.

Webcomics Wednesday - #NativeNovember Edition

Garry: The Legend Continues, art by Donna Martinez (Mexica)

The adventures of Garry, a barbarian from the world of Hyperborea who came to America for college and stuck around ever since.

#NativeNovember Fan Art Interlude
Dawnstar by Amy Reeder

#NativeNovember Fan Art Interlude

Dawnstar by Amy Reeder

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