Wednesday, June 4, 2008

'The Yehasuri"

"The Yehasuri: The Little, Wild Indians" is a great example of collaborating to develop a story for comics to its fullest potential. It is written by Beckee Garris, a Catawba who retired in 1999 and is pursuing a degree in Native American Studies at the University of South Carolina. D.C. cartoonist Andrew Cohen took the naughty-but-playful little characters and had some fun incorporating them into the layout--having them sneak from behind panels, throw things from one panel to another, etc. Below is one page from their story illustrating that point.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Great page. I can't wait to read the whole story.

micah farritor said...

that's great stuff. we need more! Many more pages!
Cheers,
-Micah

Unknown said...

I just read this story today, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. The Yehasuri are like gremlins. I guess I'm a bit late for this discussion--like two years tardy--buy what the hey? I highly recommend the 'Trickster' book to anyone who randomly clicks on lower-ranked Google results like I did. Always carry some tobacco with you too. Apparently that appeases the little creatures if you make them mad.