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Graphic Youth: Trickster

Posted by on November 12th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Trickster is a materially ambitious comics anthology of Native American short stories involving the titular archetype. Its reach is admirably expansive in geographic terms, from here in Maine down to the South ("How the Alligator Got His Brown, Scaly Skin") across the plains to the Southwest ("Horned Toad Lady and Coyote") and on to Hawaii. It pairs 21 Native narrators/authors with a like number of artists, some themselves American Indians, to produce 21 stories depicting the many guises of the clever protagonist and his handiwork. Contributions range from six to 14 pages with an average decidedly skewed toward the larger figure.