Save the Date: Indigenous Comic-Con 3! November 2 - 4, 2018 Isleta Resort and Casino Albuquerque, New Mexico
There's only a week left of school for the semester. Then it's winter break from December 9th until January 16th. I get amazed that time has flown by. I went on all sorts of adventures because of the Institute of American Indian Arts. I went to the first and second Indigenous Comic Con. I got in touch with the local comic scene around Santa Fe. Going to the second Indigenous Comic Con really inspired me to draw more. If you want to see more of my drawings, I recommend my Instagram @fwoosh2
I will be working on my Oak and Wendy comic this winter break. There will be less distractions. I feel revitalized and optimistic about art.
Right now, I am writing a paper about background as character for my final paper in my senior seminar class. I have been experimenting with and studying perspective. I really admire Yusuke Murata's use of perspective with One-Punch Man and Spider-Man. I used to have a bad habit of drawing little if any backgrounds.
In the spring of 2018, I will finally be getting my bachelor of fine arts degree with a minor in Indigenous liberal studies. I plan to go to the third Indigenous comic con when I hear news about it. I plan to update this blog once a week with news and rambles.
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Today I was at Big Adventure Comics. It's a local comic shop in Santa Fe. The people there are really nice. They support local and independent comics too. I recommend this store.
I'm really excited about November 10th for Indigenous Comic Con of 2017. This'll be the first comic convention I've been to that takes place at a casino. I'm wondering what that will be like. It'll be fun to see the cosplay.
I have been hoping for an event like this for years. I enjoy anime/comic conventions, love the concept of self representation, and want to be connected to Natives supporting Natives.
It's inspiring that there's an Indigenous comic convention at all. Growing up in Spokane City, I never imagined a comic convention dedicated to Indigenous people. Indigenous erasure is a tough issue and the positive representation that Indigenous Comic Con brings is significant. Representation goes beyond entertainment and art, but into the political, philosophical and social spectrums of our lives.