Indigenous Comic Book Workshop
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The digital world has opened realms of Indigenous comic books and zines to the public through visual components in both print and digital art. The ability to author our own stories has given us the power to dismantle stereotypes and make room for visibility amongst Indigenous communities in art and activism. Join the Labriola Center on Friday, Sept, 8, 2023 for an Indigenous Comic Book Workshop with artist and educator, Kayla Shaggy!
Kayla Shaggy (Diné and Anishinaabe) is an educator and Indigenous artist who published her first zine in 2016. Growing up, Kayla struggled with motor hand control, reading, and writing. However, this did not deter her from her journey as an artist. An artist herself, Kayla's grandmother introduced her granddaughter to comics. At age seven, Kayla created her own comic book. Kayla's work leans towards horror and LGBTQ themes. Her artwork primarily uses heavy linework and shadows, which elevate bold elements of suspense, shadows and depth within her stories, like ANATHEMA. ANATHEMA is based on two Diné twin sisters on a journey to find their mother's murderer. In this first issue, the twin sisters stumble across a village haunted by a beast that lives in a forest full of eyes.