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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!
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.
Project: DCnU Ladyprojects
DC has promised us more female creators on upcoming projects (minis? ongoings? who knows!), and I gots me some opinions of characters and book concepts I’d like to see and who I’d like to see doing them. And I want to read yours too! You can reblog this post, obviously, but it would probably be equally as useful if everyone would tag their posts “DCnU Ladyprojects”
So, in no particular order, here are some ladies I would like to see on certain projects (not necessarily together, but that would also be awesome):