The native American artform
As one of the most popular artforms ever to originate in the US, you’d think comics would pay more attention to our indigenous population. Sadly, this industry has lagged along with just about every other one in exploring the rich history and contributions of the peoples who were here before we were.
Coinciding with the release of the new book Native Americans in Comic Books by writer/artist (and member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma) Michael Sheyahshe, Emmett Fury of Comic Book Resources takes a look at the past and present comic book portrayals of Native Americans, interviewing Sheyahsye as well as Mike Grell, Jason Aaron, David Mack, Jeff Mariotte, Jay Odjick, Robert Schmidt, Timothy Truman and Mark Waid. One hopes for a follow-up with at least one woman (perhaps Cindy Goff, writer of Dreams of Looking Up).