I ordered 3 Grant Thomas mini comics from his shop, and so I thought I’d give them a review here. These are 4.25 by 2.75 inch mini comics. With the exception of Queen of the House, these are saddle stitched mini comics.
Here we learn about the US agenda to eliminate a primary resource as a way of eliminating the Native American people and their culture. Tatanka is the Lakota word for bison. This and a brief history of this sad part of American history are outlined in this 16 page mini comic. I learned about some of the villains of the story including William Tecumseh Sherman and generals Philip Sheridan and Richard Dodge. I found it interesting that the Wounded Knee Massacre happened just 15 years before the American Bison Society was formed.
Queen of the House
A moment in time of the life of a cat. These appear as charcoal drawings (but maybe not) of a cat, perhaps through the cat’s own self image as queen. There is a pattern design of the cat’s body that feels like it may have been inspired by African art. I think that cats probably do view themselves this way. The comic is made from one 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper, slit down the middle and folded, a traditional 8 page mini comic format.
Is another history lesson about the fashion choice of birds on hats during the Guilded Age and the attempt to save shorebird species in the Florida Everglades. Here we learn about Guy M. Bradley and how he gave his life to protect rookeries of birds from hunters. A couple of other animal activists are mentioned such as William Dutcher and Abbott Thayer. 16 pages.
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