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Eiteljorg Museum to Present "Native American Portrayals in Comics"

Step aside, Superman. The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis is hosting a one-day program on "Native American Portrayals in Comics." From Turok to Tribal Force, BIG CHIEF WAHOO to SCALPED, the spotlight will shine on seven decades of Indians in "funny books."

To be held March 10 from 10 am to 4 pm, "Native American Portrayals in Comics" will center on a series of panel discussions. A sterling lineup of panelists will:

The creative talent scheduled for "Native American Portrayals in Comics" includes:

Rounding out "Native American Portrayals in Comics" will be a showcase of Native comics and images, a Native cartoon video, demonstrations by caricature artists, local and regional comic vendors, and more. From academics to artists and writers to parents and children, March 10 will be an enlightening and fun-filled day for everyone.

"An event of this kind is long overdue," said Schmidt, who publishes PEACE PARTY, a multicultural comic featuring Pueblo Indians. "For centuries we've seen the Indian only through his reflection in the white man's accounts. Now we'll see how the world looks through the lens of Indian comics."

For more information on "Native American Portrayals in Comics," contact:

Pete Brown
Public Programs Coordinator
Eiteljorg Museum
500 West Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 275-1337

For interviews or background information on Indians in comics, contact:

Rob Schmidt
Blue Corn Comics

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