Book Signing at HASTINGS-Norman, OK-Fall 2013

I'm extremely happy to announce that I will be back in the Norman area on September 14th, 2013, signing my book, Native Americans in Comic Books.  I will also have a few (very few) copies of the INC Universe comic book, which features my character, Dark Owl.

If you are in the area or nearby, please come see me and say 'hi' - I'd love to see you and talk about pop culture, comics, film, video games and more.

See press release, below, for more info.  See you there ! :)


Local Native American Author, Michael Sheyahshe, at Book Signing

Native Americans in Comic Books: A Critical Study is a thorough examination and critique of Indigenous cultural representation in American popular culture. Author, Michael Sheyahshe, will be at the Hastings Book Store, 2300 W. MAIN, Norman, OK on Saturday, August 29, 2009 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm for book signing event.

Norman, OK -- Monday, September 14, 2013 – Local Native American author, Michael Sheyahshe (Caddo), will be on-hand at Hastings Book Store in Norman, OK for a special book-signing and promotional event for his published work, Native Americans in Comic Books: A Critical Study. The book, Sheyahshe's first published book, focuses on the representation of Indigenous people in American comics books. Show your support, bring your copy, and have it signed by the author. Additionally, copies will be on-hand for anyone needing to purchase the book.

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Hastings Book Store
Street: 2300 W. MAIN
City/Town: Norman, OK
Phone: 405.329.5529

Book info:
Native Americans in Comic Books, published by McFarland Publishing, is a unique study and critique of the way in which we Indigenous people are represented in the popular medium of comic books. This work takes an in-depth look at the world of comic books through the eyes of a Native American reader (Sheyahshe) and offers frank commentary on the medium's cultural representation.

For this book, Sheyahshe interviewed a host of individuals within the comic book industry: Tim Truman (creator/writer/artist for Scout: War Shaman), Alvin Schwartz (writer for Tomahawk from the 1940s), Terry LaBan (creator/writer/artist for Muktuk Wolfsbreath: Hardboiled Shaman), Steve Englehart (creator/writer/artist for Coyote), John Ostrander (writer for Blaze of Glory), Rachel Pollack (creator/writer for Vertigo's Tomahawk), Jon Proudstar (creator/writer for Tribal Force), Mike Grell (creator/writer/artist for Shaman's Tears), Jeff Mariotte (writer for Gen13 series), David Mack (creator/illustrator for the Daredevil character, Echo), Jay Odjick (artist/creator of Kagagi: The Raven), Bradford. W. Wright (author of Comic Book Nation), and Jacquelyn Kilpatrick, Ph.D., (author of Celluloid Indians).

"As a groundbreaking work in the study of the depiction of Native Americans in the medium of comics, Native Americans in Comic Books is a welcome addition to the fields of Native American studies and popular culture studies." - Chris Teuton, World Literature Today.

Native Americans in Comic Books is available everywhere fine books are sold, such as Hastings and online locations, including: Target, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.

For more information about Native Americans in Comic Books or the Hastings book signing event, please contact Michael Sheyahshe at email: or visit the book's website at

Follow author, Michael Sheyahshe on Twitter at or on Facebook at

About Author
Michael Sheyahshe is an enrolled member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and has been published in IllusionsTrauma MagazineNative Peoples Magazine, and Games for Windows: The Official Magazine. His book, Native Americans in Comic Books: A Critical Study, is available from McFarland publications. Michael received two separate Bachelor degrees, both cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma: one in Native American Studies and another in Film and Video Studies and earned his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in 3D Modeling from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.

He is both a Gates Millennium Scholar and a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. Michael was awarded the Smithsonian Institution’s Native American Award and appointed as an intern at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. He has previously been appointed as a Tax Commissioner for the Caddo Nation and held a seat on the Board of Trustees for the Caddo Heritage Museum.

His achievements include: Director of Animation for a feature film, credits on a shipped video game for Nintendo Wii, and art purchased for the Red Cloud Museum's permanent collection. Michael's comic book character, Dark Owl, is featured in a collaboration with the Indigenous Narratives Collective ("INC") in INC's Universe #0. Michael achieved the rank of Shodan (1st degree Black Belt) in Okinawan Karate in 2011.

Contact Information:

Michael Sheyahshe, author

(405) 757-7NDN (7636)


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