Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection
By Matt Dembicki (Editor)
(Fulcrum Publishing, Paperback, 9781555917241, 232pp.)
Publication Date: June 2010
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This extraordinary graphic novel depicts traditional Native American trickster tales with inspired artists and native writers.
Along with compiling and editing the book, artist Matt Dembicki illustrated one of the featured trickster tales. Dembicki is the founder of D.C. Conspiracy, a comic creators' collaborative in Washington, DC, and has won acclaim for his nature graphic novel Mr. Big. He currently works as an editor for a higher education association.
The trickster is a being that loves to create chaos. In Native American traditions, it takes many forms and appears in many stories. Now it's taking the form of a graphic novel. More at NPR.org
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Vigorously rendered in striking graphic format, this robust anthology of 21 Native American folktales features a bevy of wily rascals in a veritable smorgasbord of trickster tales
this unique collection of Native American folklore invites readers to sample and savor each colorful, wily tale.Kirkus (starred review)
More than 40 storytellers and cartoonists have contributed to this original and provocative compendium of traditional folklore presented in authentic, colorful, and engaging sequential art... The total package is accessible, entertaining, educational, inspiring, and a must-have for all collections.School Library Journal (starred review)
With stories that vary in emotional tone, matching the ever-shifting appearance and character of the trickster himself and the lessons he teaches and learns, this collection is an ideal choice for dipping into over and over. A dandy read for those interested in history, folklore, adventure, humor, or the arts, and a unique contribution to the form.Booklist (starred review)