Thursday, September 21, 2006

First Nations Art in Comic Strip by Native Canadian

Chad Solomon, a member of the Canadian Native Ojibway First Nation, is the creator of the humorous comic strip called "Rabbit and Bear Paws." This interesting new form of First Nations art, published by Little Spirit Bear Productions, Rabbit and Bear Paws is created and drawn with the guidance of community elders in collaboration with writer Christopher Meyer. The first series of comic strips are based upon the teachings of The Seven Grandfathers. As more strips are published, Rabbit and Bear Paws is rapidly gaining fans for its vibrant and entertaining images of Native traditions and oral history. The grandson of Native traditional healer and justice activist Art Solomon, Chad learned from his grandfather, "no matter how old I become, I should always be young-at-heart and that laughter is the greatest medicine."

You can see this unique comic strip by Native Canadians at which is a really great refreshing form of First Nations art.

For more traditional looking First Nations art, see Free Spirit Gallery.

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