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Just got back from Phoenix Comic Con where “Super Indian Volume One” was a hot seller.
For those of you who couldn’t join us, we have added a PayPal link for you to buy your very own copy of SUPER INDIAN VOLUME ONE.
The book is priced at $19.99 plus $3.00 shipping. Check our BUY SUPER INDIAN STUFF link….or just get your book here.
Super Indian Volume OneSuper Indian Volume One is a 64 page full-color book combining Super Indian Issue #2 ("Here Comes The Anthro"), Issue #3 ("Hubert's Blog") and Issue #4 ("Technoskin"), plus extras that you can't get online.
The book is a paperback, sized 6.625″ x 10.25″ with sixty-four full color pages. Included are all the stories you’ve been reading here on superindiancomics.com — “Here Comes The Anthro,” “Hubert’s Blog” and “Technoskin.” Also included are several exclusives including “Real Super Indians” featuring Jim Thorpe and Maria Tall Chief, plus a Rez-Speak dictionary and quick character bios.
There are very limited copies and we expect the books to fly off our shelves. Order soon to make sure to make sure you’re the first on your Rez to own a copy of “Super Indian Volume One.” We’ll have an Amazon link for you as soon as they get us set-up.
Before we put all the copies of “Super Indian: Volume One” into the trunk and head off to Phoenix, Arizona for the annual Phoenix Comic Con, we thought we’d share the production journey of Arigon Starr, the creator and writer of “Super Indian.”
Hello all Super Indian Fans! I thought I’d give you the ultimate behind-the-scenes tour of the process of taking an audio theater episode of “Super Indian” into a full comic book project. The first step was breaking down the radio script I wrote for “Technoskin” and expanding it to a 23-page comic. As most of you know, “Technoskin” just started running here on SuperIndiancomics.com and will take a few months to finish up. However, it’s taken most of the past 2-3 years to create the design and artwork for the comic book.
Many of you know me as a musician, singer, songwriter, playwright or actor. You might have also been wondering why it’s been so long since I had a new project out. Well, blame “Super Indian.”
It’s been a long-time dream for me to create a comic book character and ongoing stories. I used to do this when I was in school, but just didn’t have the drive (or the bucks) to go to art school and pursue a career in the comic book industry. I did keep drawing….and when the idea of “Super Indian” came into focus, I knew this was my chance.
The story of “Technoskin” concerns the return of bad boy Derek Thunder and a giant metal robot to the Leaning Oak Reservation. Derek was the other kid who ate tainted commodity cheese and got super powers. Imagine him an indigenous “Lex Luthor” and that will give you an idea where this is all going.
Here’s what the actual script page looked like for the top of page two of “Technoskin.”
If any of you prospective comic writers out there own “Final Draft” software — there’s already a template for graphic novels. You can use their format to break down your ideas into words, images, then finally into panels and word balloons.
The next step was to complete the entire script. Although it was helpful to have the radio script to work from, the original episode was only five minutes in length. Yep, had to fill-in a lot of backstory. There are some more characters that will come to life in “Technoskin” that I hope will make you laugh in recognition at. Also, I altered the radio episode to actually bring Derek back home to the Rez. In the radio episode, Derek worked with and used the magic powers of Wampum Baggs to power his robot. This time Derek uses his own powers to bring Technoskin to life.
After I finished the full 23-page script, I took a graph-lined notebook and sketched out each page. This process is fun, creative but also a bit nerve wracking in that you have to factor in art vs. word balloons. Here’s how the top of Page Two of “Technoskin” looks as a rough draft layout.
Good layouts help when you’re ready to take these ideas to an 11 x 17 Bristol board. More on this process in the next post!
We hope that helped! Now you have an idea why it takes her so long to get the comics out. AAAY!
See you at the Phoenix Comic Con — May 24-27 at the downtown Phoenix Convention Center. See Arigon at booth #753-755 and at the Native Americans in Comics panel on Saturday, May 26 from 4:30-5:30pm.
It’s that time again! Arigon Starr and Janet Miner are headed to Phoenix, Arizona to participate in the annual Phoenix Comic Con. Held at the huge downtown Phoenix Convention Center, the Con will attract thousands of visitors to the trade show and celebrity panels.
This year, Arigon will be part of a group of artists on the Native Americans in Comics panel. Organized by San Carlos Apache artist/creator Jacques La Grange, the panel includes Arigon, Jonathan Nelson, Michael Sheyahshe, Ryan Huna Smith, Jon Proudstar and La Grange. The group will talk about their comic projects, plus other important and intriguing issues facing Native Americans in the comic business.
Adding to the excitement is a group booth on the trade show floor. In all the Comic Cons we’ve attended in the past few years — there hasn’t been one booth that featured Native American artists.
Here are the details on the panel:
Native Americans in Comics
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Entrance prices vary — you have a couple of days to get the discount online price at http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.
Once you’re in — you can visit us at the trade booth located at space #753-755.
We’ll have more announcements this week. Watch this space!