In Native America, we love a good scary story. Some creatives take that love to a whole other level and center some of their work around things that go bump in the night. ACONAV fashion designer Loren Aragon is obsessed with acid-blooded Xenomorphs from “Alien.” And, coming down the pipe is an Indigenous anthology of werewolves by Native creatives. Leading up to Halloween weekend, we’re taking a haunted tour with Native artists through their odd, unsettling and downright scary works of multimedia storytelling.
Dan SaSuWeh Jones (Ponca) – author of “Living Ghosts and Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories” and former chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
Jordaan Arledge (Chickasaw) – founder and editor-in-chief of Arledge Comics
Dr. Lee Francis IV (Laguna Pueblo) – owner of Red Planet Books and Comics and CEO and publisher of Native Realities
Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo) – owner and designer of ACONAV
Break 1 Music: Monster Mash (song) Black Lodge (artist) Kids’ Pow-Wow Songs (album)
Break 2 music: Monsters of the World Unite (song) Arigon Starr (artist) Meet the Diva (album)