“Red becomes a real test of whether there is an interest, I think, in Canada, to explore the mythology of what is the Indian, in a populist form,” he says.
Adapted from a Haida legend Yahgulanaas heard growing up, Red tells the story of a young man obsessed with revenge against the raiders who kidnapped his younger sister. More memorable than the story, however, is the art. Yahgulanaas blends these two distinct styles together into something wholly original.” -Link to full review/interview.
With the return of Sequential’s All-Canadian Top 30 the Haida Manga is in fact the 4th over all best selling Graphic Novel this month, by a Canadian author or otherwise sold in Canada. At the time of this post it ranks 2nd on the Book manager list in fact, sales rank #946 and in ‘high demand’. Nice way to kick things off for Michael and i thought i’d pass on some fresh links from him to mark the occasion.
RED the Special Edition
each copy includes the following
One original watercolored haida manga painting 8.5″ X 7″ on 100
cotton 140lb Arches paper. Signed and catalogued.
Painted paper bookmark.
Color poster of the original mural.
A unique number out of a total run of 100 copies only.
Slipcased in Haida manga design with stitched in cloth marker.
Autographed and can be personalized.
Purchase by contacting: Angela Powell