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.

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