Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Coyote and the Pebbles"

Here's anther page from storyteller Dayton Edmond's and artist Micah Farritor's "Coyote and the Pebbles." Nuff said!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

'Rabbit and the Tug of War'

Michael Thompson (Mvskoke Creek) was born in Holdenville, Okla., and raised on a south Georgia cattle farm along the Flint River. He has been a teacher, writer and occasional community activist in Georgia, Kansas, California and New Mexico. He and his wife, Tina Deschenie (Dine'/Hopi), have made numerous presentations on contemporary Native literature at state and national conferences. The story he provided, "Rabbit and the Tug of War," was adapted from the W. O. Tuggle collection of stories compiled by ethnographer John Swanton in the early 1900s.

Jacob Warrenfeltz is a D.C.-are comic book artist who is rendering the story. Jake provided a rough of Page 3 as well as the final pencils for the page so you can see his process for drawing the story. Next, Jake will ink it, color it and then letter it electronically.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

When Your Hands Are Tied

This is a DVD that I came across in my research for the Trickster project. "When Your Hands Are Tied" has nothing to do with tricksters. It's an incredibly compelling, award-winning documentary that focuses on how young Native Americans are expressing themselves in today's world while keeping strong traditional lives. It made me feel sympathy and inspiration (and prompted me to do some self-examining). It's a great educational tool.

For more information, visit Producer/director Mia Boccella Hartle provides complementary copies for schools and community organizations.