Abstract

ABSTRACT:

Funny animals make tracks across American and European comics traditions, but this article turns to the offerings of the newly founded, "Indigenerd"-only Native Realities Press to reanimate the longer legacy of animal figures in Indigenous multimodal and multispecies storytelling traditions. From the teen sheep Jonesy in Jonathan Nelson's wordless comic The Wool of Jonesy to the Cherokee trickster Tsisdu in Lee Francis IV and Weshoyot Alvitre's Sixkiller, I argue that Indigenous animal figures reorient and reframe comics reading practices, generating a model of visual and popular culture that productively recenters Indigeneity and unsettles the settler discourses that circulate about Native peoples in mass culture.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2473-5205
Print ISSN
2473-5191
Pages
pp. 249-272
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-17
Open Access
No
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