Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection
All cultures have tales of the trickstera 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,... show more
All cultures have tales of the trickstera 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 more than twenty Native American tales are cleverly adapted into comic form. Each story is written by a different Native American storyteller who worked closely with a selected illustrator, a combination that gives each tale a unique and powerful voice and look. Ranging from serious and dramatic to funny and sometimes downright fiendish, these tales bring tricksters back into popular culture in a very vivid form. From an ego-driven social misstep in Coyote and the Pebbles” to the hijinks of How Wildcat Caught a Turkey” and the hilarity of Rabbit’s Choctaw Tail Tale,” Trickster provides entertainment for readers of all ages and backgrounds.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.
Publish date: June 1st 2010
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Short Stories
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
What we have here are around two dozen trickster stories from roughly as many Native American traditions. I enjoyed it, for the most part, but it wasn't the most inspiring selection of trickster tales. But I love reading trickster tales. There's a variety of art styles represented here, but none of ...
Many readers here on Goodreads don't seem to like this. I did. I enjoyed it. It was a wonderful Christmas present. It is true, I didn't like all of the art work, but in many cases (say 90%) the artwork suited the tale. It matched it. Maybe it's because I was already familiar with many of these ...
On the one hand, I feel a little guilty giving this collection only 3 stars, because it is fabulous that they collected all these native american tales together and got various artists to illustrate them and paid for a high-quality heavy-paper glossy publication.On the other hand, I feel a little gu...
This is definitely a good book for kids and young adults, but it is not exclusively for those two groups. I think adults will enjoy it as well. Personally, it reminded me of some folktales books I read when I was young back in Puerto Rico. One of the tales, the one where the bunny tricks the wolf so...