IKBLC Presents Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas' Red: A Haida Manga

On September 30, 1-2pm, the IKBLC presents author of Red: A Haida Manga.  Through illustrative story telling, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas challenges native stereotypes. The stories of the trickster Raven, as told by Yahgulanaas, are what most people would call comics, and they are fun, humorous and sometimes rude. Yahgulanaas takes traditional Haida stories and turns them into manga (Japanese-style comics). He has dropped the traditional rectangu-lar boxes and voice balloons associated with the North American comics of Marvel and DC. Instead, he has developed a flowing style that uses a bold line stretched almost to the breaking point – a motif strongly associated with Haida art – to link the images in the narrative.

Thursday September 30, 2010 – 1:00-2:00pm at the Lillooet Room (301), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

To ensure a seat, please RSVP in advance: 604.827.4366 or ikblc-events@interchange.ubc.ca

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