Trickster : Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection
Overview - 2010 Maverick Award winner, 2011 Aesop Prize Winner Children s folklore section, and a 2011 Eisner Award Nominee.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. Read more...
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2010 Maverick Award winner, 2011 Aesop Prize Winner Children s folklore section, and a 2011 Eisner Award Nominee.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."
- ISBN-13: 9781555917241
- ISBN-10: 1555917240
- Publisher: Fulcrum Group
- Publish Date: June 2010
- Page Count: 231
- Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
- Dimensions: 7.9 x 8 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
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These 21 folktales, created by pairing Native storytellers with a variety of artists, feature creatures explaining how things came to be, like islands or stars, or animals playing tricks on one another. Often, the trickster, while trying to take the lazy way, outwits himself, especially when it involves Coyote. In other tales, Raven does whatever people tell him not to do, but ends up with a free meal anyway, and Rabbit tricks some buffalo and wolves and is tricked by Fox into losing his tail. Many of the stories, some of which involve tribespeople as well as animals, are told through captions, as though listening to an elder and envisioning the images he describes. Micah Farritor’s art in “Coyote and the Pebbles” and Dembicki’s in “Azban (Raccoon) and the Crayfish” are standouts in their animal images. The diverse styles are presented in lavish color in this thick, handsome volume. The short collection of contributor bios at the end is a helpful resource for finding more about the artist’s credits or the writer’s heritage. (June)