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Super Indian. Tribal Force. Captain Paiute. If you don’t know these names then you’re not yet plugged into the growing world Indigenous comics. The first ever Indigenous Comic Con is descending on Albuquerque and we’re broadcasting live. Comic conventions or ‘cons’ began as an opportunity for hard core comic book fans to connect and geek out. But it’s grown to include a much broader audience. There are a handful of comics and video games written by and about Native Americans. We’ll talk with some of the artists and authors about what inspires them.
Lee Francis IV (Pueblo of Laguna) – national director of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers
Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée (Anishinaabe and Métis) – game designer
Arigon Starr (Kickapoo/Muscogee Creek/Cherokee/Seneca) – actor, writer, musician and creator of Super Indian
Jay Odjick (Kitigan Zibi Anishinabe) – creator of Kagagi
Break music: Stadium Pow Wow (feat. Black Bear) (song) A Tribe Called Red (artist) Stadium Pow Wow (feat. Black Bear) (single)