NAICB Available in Paperback

Good news, everyone!

A recent letter from my publisher, McFarland, reveals that my book will now be made available in both hardback and paperback editions.

The new soft-cover version is 223 pages in length and is available for $25 + shipping. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to get Native Americans in Comic Books at a more affordable price!

Order your copy from the McFarland website at:

My Events & Public Appearances for November 2015

November 2015 is absolutely hopping with events. No surprise that it's Native American Heritage Month here in the US. Here's a rundown of public events where I'll be this month.

This is a great chance to come out and get your book signed or even purchase a copy. Please contact me directly for any other items (comics, t-shirts, etc.) before the event.

Check back here for updates or keep an eye on the individual websites below. When in doubt, contact the event coordinator or person listed on the individual websites.

Family Reading Night - Before the Avengers: Celebrating Native American Heroes in Comic Books!

Reagan Elementary School
1601 24th Ave SE, Norman, OK 73071 (map)
TuesdayThursday, November 1012, 2015 (corrected)

More info:
Join us for an awesome and FREE family reading night that involves creating comic books and story time with graphic novelist Michael Sheyahshe, learning about Native American heritage, and getting tips on family reading engagement from our wonderful reading specialists and librarians!
We will provide the supplies for every student to create their own comic book, Mr. Sheyahshe will share story time and his journey with making Native Americans the heroes in comic books, every child will leave with a book, and free snacks and drinks will be provided.

Book End Book Expo

The Book End
1302 E. 6th St., Tulsa, OK 74120 (map)
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Indigenous Stereotypes: Tips to Avoid Native American Stereotypes in Comics
The Book End Book Expo, or BeBe 2015, is a local and regional literary festival created by founders Kris Rose, Okcate Evita Smith and A.W. Selby, to celebrate Oklahoma’s diverse range of writers and publishers. We aim to create a platform for all forms of literature and show support for those who are sometimes marginalized or overshadowed by more conventional works. The Book End Book Expo will be free and open to the public, will feature books, readings and activities for all age groups, and will last three days, November 12th through 14th. The Book Expo is taking place in multiple venues in the Pearl district: the Phoenix Cafe, The Book End in the Phoenix Cafe, This Land Store and Event Center, The Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, and the Nightingale Theater.

Workshop: Creating Comic Books

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Library
335588 E. 750 Rd., Perkins, OK. 74059 (map)
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

More info:
Come join us for a 2-hour workshop on how to create comic books, looking at all of the major elements needed to create comics, from start to finish. We'll discuss story writing, scripting, basic pencils/artwork, inking, coloring, and digital tools to use. Basic art supplies will be provided.

Hey - I'm on a List !

From "Strike and Bolt," written by Michael Sheyahshe with
art by George Freeman (Alternate History Comics Inc.).
Due to my contribution to MOONSHOT - a collection of comic books stories from AH Comics with Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis at the helm - I have the good fortune to be included in "7 indigenous comics creators you should know about", an article from CBCBooks, the book section of  CBC/Radio-Canada's website.

The article outlines a Q&A session with Hope Nicholson - editor for MOONSHOT - as she discusses her insight to the creative forces behind the stories inside the book. It is a complete honor to be listed alongside these individuals, especially for a creative endeavor.

While I won't go into details (no spoilers here!), below is the list of seven. For more information, use the link above to read on.

And now, with no further ado...the LIST:
  1. Jeffrey Veregge (artist) - @JeffreyVeregge
  2. Stephen Gladue (artist) - @StephenGladue
  3. Todd Houseman (writer) - @ToddHouseman
  4. Arigon Starr (writer) - @arigonstarr
  5. David Cutler (artist) - @davidjcutler
  6. Michael Sheyahshe (writer) - @sheyahshe
  7. Elizabeth LaPensée (writer) - @odaminowin
I've included Twitter feeds for these fellow LISTED. So go on...go check them out and encourage each of them to keep up the good work and to keep those comics coming! Finally, for anyone interested in purchasing MOONSHOT, you can use the Promo Code "MTSHEY" to get $1.00 off the book price at the AH Comics online store -

          Comic Book Workshops in Tulsa - June 2015

          Cool promo poster by TCCL
          Hey everyone !  I'm excited to announce that I'll be in Tulsa (again) for TWO special days in June 2015 with several of my "INC" friends !  :)

          Stop by and say hi to us; stay for the workshops; and discuss Indigenous characters in comic books.  I will have copies of my book, Native Americans in Comic Books, if anyone needs to purchase one and/or have it signed.

          Very special thanks to the Tulsa City-County Library, the American Resource Center, Teresa Runnels, and Arigon Starr for working this event out.  See you there !

          Day 1: All-Day Workshop

          Tulsa City-County Library's American Indian Resource Center and Tulsa Library Trust present (from TCCL website),
          Create Comics The Native American Way: Meet The Indigenous Narratives Collective  
          Wednesday 06/24/2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm. Join Michael Sheyahshe (Caddo) and Arigon Starr (Kickapoo/Creek) for a one-day seminar focused on the history of Native American images in comics and the emergence of Indigenous creators in the comic-book industry. For all ages.
          Wednesday, June 24, 2015
          9am-5pm | Zarrow Regional Library | Room: South Room

          Day 2: Evening Workshop

          The Indigenous Narratives Collective Presents "Let's Make Comics!"
          Join Michael Sheyahshe (Caddo), Roy Boney (Cherokee) and Arigon Starr (Kickapoo/Creek) for a workshop geared toward kids and kids-at-heart. Participants will create a one-page comic. You don’t have to be a great artist to make comics, just have a desire to tell stories with words and picture. Paper and pencils will be provided. For all ages.
          Thurday, June 25, 2015
          5pm-8pm |  Zarrow Regional Library | Room: South Room