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Trickster : Native American tales : a graphic collection

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  • Contributor: Dembicki, Matt

    All cultures have tales of the trickster – a crafty creature or being who uses cunning to get food, steal precious possessions, or simply cause mischief. He disrupts the order of things, often humiliating others and sometimes himself. In Native American traditions, the trickster takes many forms, from coyote or rabbit to raccoon or raven. The first graphic anthology of Native American trickster tales, Trickster brings together Native American folklore and the world of comics. In Trickster, 24 Native storytellers were paired with 24 comic artists, telling cultural tales from across America. Ranging from serious and dramatic to funny and sometimes downright fiendish, these tales bring tricksters back into popular culture.

    • Coyote and the pebbles / Dayton Edmonds and Micah Farritor
    • Raven the trickster / John Active and Jason Copland
    • Azban and the crayfish / James Bruchac, Joseph Bruchac, and Matt Dembicki
    • Trickster and the Great Chief / David Smith and Jerry Carr
    • Horned Toad Lady and Coyote / Eldrena Douma and Roy Boney, Jr.
    • Rabbit and the tug-of-war / Michael Thompson and Jacob Warrenfeltz
    • Moshup's bridge / Jonathan Perry, Chris Piers, and Scott White
    • Rabbit's Choctaw tail tale / Tim Tingle and Pat Lewis
    • The wolf and the mink / Elaine Grinnell and Michelle Silva
    • The dangerous beaver / Mary Eyley and Jim Coon
    • Giddy up, Wolfie / Greg Rodgers and Mike Short
    • How the alligator Got his brown, scaly skin / Joyce Bear and Megan Baehr
    • The Yehasuri : the little wild Indians / Beckee Garris and Andrew Cohen
    • Waynaboozhoo and the geese / Dan Jones and Michael Auger
    • When Coyote decided to get married / Eirik Thorsgard and Rand Arrington
    • Puapualenalena, wizard-dog of the Waipi'o Valley / Thomas Cummings, Jr. and Paul Zdepski
    • Ishjinki and Buzzard / Jimm GoodTracks and Dimi Macheras
    • The bear who stole the Chinook / Jack Gladstone and Evan Keeling
    • How Wildcat caught a turkey / Joseph Stands With Many and Jon Sperry
    • Espun and Grandfather / John Bear Mitchell and Andy Bennett
    • Mai and the cliff-dwelling birds / Sunny Dooley and J. Chris Campbell.
    Original Publisher: Golden, Colo, Fulcrum Pub.
    Language(s): English