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Indigenous Comics Speaker Series: Arigon Starr

Monday, April 22 at 4:30pm

Knight Library, Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR

UO NAIS and UO Comics and Cartoon Studies are excited to welcome Arigon Starr (Kickapoo) as the final speaker in our year-long Indigenous Comics Speaker Series highlighting and celebrating Indigenous comics artists and storytellers. We invite the campus and community to join us for a public lecture entitled "Storyteller for Life" from 4:30-5:45 pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room on the UO campus. In partnership with local comics vendor Books with Pictures, Arigon will also be selling and signing copies of her work from 5:45-6:15 pm following the public talk and Q&A.

Arigon Starr (Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma) is the creator of Native American superhero “Super Indian.” The character began as a radio theater project in 2007, with Arigon transforming her radio plays into comic art which were eventually compiled into three graphic novels. Her work as an artist and writer ranges across many genres, including the historical comic “Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers” to political/social commentary comics for “The Nib.” In 2023, she teamed with Cherokee Nation writer Traci Sorell for the children’s picture book Contenders: Two Native Americans, One World Series. Additionally, Arigon is a singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and playwright, and was recently profiled on the PBS series “Native America.”

This series is made possible by generous support from: UO NAIS, Comics and Cartoon Studies, English, Oregon Humanities Center, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, History, Office of the President, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Center for Environmental Futures, Center for the Study of Women and Society, Environmental Studies, Comparative Literature, and Political Science.