Trickster: Native American Tales A Graphic Collection by Matt Dembicki

Trickster: Native American Tales A Graphic Collection

Edited by Matt Dembicki

Fulcrum Publishing, Golden CO, 2010

Borrowed from the library.

Trickster is a character that shows up in mythologies and folklore all over the planet.  The Monkey-King in China, Reynard in France and, of course, Raven in the Pacific Northwest.   This anthropomorphic animal plays tricks, disobeys rules and goes against conventional behavior.  We find him or her everywhere.

This beautiful collection of Native Americans tales pairs native story-tellers with graphic artist in a book that celebrates North American indigenous cultures.  There is history, moral dilemmas and wonderful teaching in these stories.  The various voices and artistic styles bring great variety to these pages and some of my favorite graphic artists are represented, including Micah Farritor and editor Matt Dembicki.

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Filed under Graphic Novel Challenge 2010, Graphic Novels, Review

6 responses to “Trickster: Native American Tales A Graphic Collection by Matt Dembicki

  1. I’ve been seeing this everywhere, and I really need to pick it up. I have read woefully few books by American Indian authors, and this one looks marvelous.

  2. I was really looking forward to you writing about this one! I’m going to have to check it out. It looks really good!

  3. Such a great collection. My favorite was the very first story about Coyote :)

  4. Glad to hear you liked this one! Can’t wait to read it myself.

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