Kickapoo artist offers free fun for everyone during the COVID-19 Quarantine
Los Angeles, CA – “Is Spandex Traditional?” poses artist Arigon Starr, creator of the popular “Super Indian” comic book series.
“Super Indian” began as a radio comedy in 2007. Ten episodes were recorded in front of a live audience at the Wells Fargo Theater in Los Angeles. The show was commissioned by the Native Radio Theater Project (now Vision Maker Video) and Native Voices at the Autry. When the series ended, Arigon took her audio theater scripts and turned them into comics.
“I have loved comics since I was a kid. I started drawing comics when I was a youngster and kept up my skills as an adult. However, I was unaware of the very specialized skill set comic writers and artists must develop to tell good stories,” Arigon said. Working with a minimal budget, Arigon developed her skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to create the comic book version of her radio scripts. “Thank goodness I already knew how to draw and write,” she smiled. “It still wasn’t easy!”
The online webcomic version of “Super Indian” debuted in April 2011. She collected enough webcomics to publish the first volume of “Super Indian” as a printed trade paperback in 2012. “Super Indian Volume Three” was published in 2014, with “Volume Three” on the schedule for later in 2020 – if the COVID-19 pandemic allows.
The coloring book pages are available for free download on the “Super Indian” website and feature main characters – Super Indian, his alter-ego Hubert Logan, plus sidekicks Mega Bear and Rez dog Diogi. They dream of being at a Pow-Wow, drumming, dancing, and eating frybread. “Don’t we all,” sighed Arigon.
“Super Indian” is the all-ages, family-friendly story of an ordinary Rez Boy who ate tainted commodity cheese and gained super-powers. The books are available on Amazon, the Super Indian Comics website and as a digital download through ComiXology.
The coloring book pages are provided free for all to download as a Jpeg or a larger PDF file.
Arigon Starr is an enrolled member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma and her mother Ruth is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Arigon is also a former Tulsa Artist Fellow and has received numerous awards and accolades for her work as a musician, songwriter, actor, and playwright. She’s currently based in Los Angeles, CA.
Online: superindiancomics.com and arigonstarr.com
Artwork by Arigon Starr. © 2020 Wacky Productions Unlimited.