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The Canadian AlternativeCartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels$
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Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496815118

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.001.0001

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“Once Upon a Time this was a True Story”

“Once Upon a Time this was a True Story”

Indigenous Peoples Graphic Novels and Orature

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The Canadian Alternative
Jessica Langston
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter addresses the relative paucity of comics work done, until recently, on and by First Peoples. It focuses especially on conics work by First Peoples artists, arguing that a key reason First Peoples authors might be attracted to the comics form is that it can be seen to complement traditional oral literature. The chapter argues that we can understand these First Peoples graphic novels as writing back to misrepresentations of themselves throughout the long tradition of the comic and cartoon. In their own graphic novels, First Peoples are disrupting, rejecting, or even reclaiming and revisioning these previous images and tropes.

Keywords:   Cultural appropriation, First Peoples, Graphic novels, Orature, Tradition

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