During this past summer, Arigon Starr and Lee Francis were interviewed by Carrie Saldo of Rocky Mountain PBS for their “Arts District” program. The interviews took place at the wonderful Denver Comic Con. The segment aired in Denver PBS — and has now been picked up by the national news program, “PBS Newshour.”
If you missed it — here’s the link.
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We’re super proud here at Rezium Studios to let you know that “Super Indian Volume Two” was named the “Best Trade Paperback” by the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers organization. The awards will be handed out on Saturday, December 5, 2016 at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Arigon will also present a workshop on creative Native-style comic book during the upcoming “Returning The Gift” conference. It all happens in Albuquerque, New Mexico from December 2-5.
Find all the details at the Returning the Gift website here: http://www.rtglitfest.org/
Arigon and “Super Indian” are also featured in this month’s School Library Journal. The article, “Teen Books by Native Writers to Trumpet Year-Round” was penned by Debbie Reese and includes work from other noted Native writers like Richard Van Camp, Cynthia Leitich Smith and Aaron Paquette.
Read the full article here: http://www.slj.com/2015/10/collection-development/teen-books-by-native-writers-to-trumpet-year-round/
Arigon also was a featured performer at the annual Western Literature Conference in Reno, Nevada. She also made time for a special book signing event put on by the Muscogee Nation Cultural Center. Here she is in Okmulgee, OK doing her thing!
For the very first time, Arigon Starr will be part of the programming and exhibit hall at the upcoming SoonerCon in Oklahoma City. The conference takes place Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.
Admission/Membership is available online via the SoonerCon website. Prices are $25 Daily or $50 for the entire weekend. Children under 12 are free as long as they are accompanied and supervised by an adult.
Arigon will be a several different panels throughout the conference, in addition to being part of the Indigenous Narratives Collective booth in the exhibit hall. She will have copies of “Super Indian” volumes One and Two, in addition to some special prints featuring images from “Super Indian” and the fun “Jimi Black” movie poster.
Here’s the flyer with more detailed information. Please share with your friends and family and Arigon looks forward to meeting you at the Con!
Hope some of you in the Tulsa area can join me, Michael Sheyahshe and Roy Boney at this year’s Native Comic Book Workshop. Hosted by the Tulsa City-County Library and the American Indian Resource Center, the workshop is two full days of learning how to create comics and how to market them! Happy to share our expertise with art, writing, various computer programs to help bring your stories to life. The flyer for the event follows — and here’s a link to a great article on the Tulsa World’s website announcing the program. Come on down — it’s FREE!
Great reviews keep coming in for “Super Indian” and the Heard Museum exhibit “Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure!” now open through August 23rd. You can read the full magazine online here. For your viewing pleasure, here’s the page you need to see!