From Canadian publisher AH Comics, with Indigenous editors, Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée and Michael Sheyashe comes volume 3 of the multiple award-winning Indigenous Comics Collection.
Containing stories from over 30 creators, the highly anticipated 150-page third volume has been over two years in the making. With the theme of Indigenous Futurisms, this book will contain fifteen dynamic, dramatic and striking stories written by Indigenous authors and illustrated exclusively by Indigenous artists.
In Indigenous storytelling, the concept of Indigenous Futurisms – a term coined by Anishinaabe scholar Grace L. Dillon – tells of the past, present, and future as being a nonlinear reality. Using the knowledge of the ancestors, it is possible to experience history, be in the present and witness the future at once.
With this, each story in this exciting new volume will be unique comic book/graphic novel-style narratives focusing on connections and characters from the past, present, and future. This includes inter-dimensional beings, aliens, robots, monsters and more.
Editor Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée is an award-winning designer, writer, artist, and researcher who creates and studies Indigenous-led media such as games and comics. She is Anishinaabe from Baawaating with relations at Bay Mills Indian Community, Métis named for Elizabeth Morris, and settler-Irish. She is professor in the department of media and information at Michigan State University and makes video games, comics and edits anthologies to promote the work of other Indigenous creators.
Editor Michael Sheyayshe is a Gates Millennium and Ronald E. McNair Scholar, as well as an animator and technologist. He is the former appointed Tax Commissioner for the Caddo Nation and held a seat on the Board of Trustees for the Caddo Heritage Museum. Michael is best recognized as the author of Native Americans in Comic Books: A Critical Study: an in-depth history and criticism of the representation of Indigenous characters and creators in the comic book industry.
Set for release in August 2019, Moonshot The Indigenous Comics Collection Volume 3 is also a successful crowdfunded project. Currently, it has raised over $62,000 on Kickstarter from over 950 backers – pushing it past its goal in just 30 days. The previous two volumes of this series were also successful Kickstarter campaigns raising over $140,000 in funding from a combined 2,775 supporters from across the globe and went on to win six national and international industry awards.
For samples of artwork and more information about the Volume 3 book, visit www.ahcomics.com/moonshotv3
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