Cover art for Orrior Comix Duel zine
This is the second issue of my OrrioR Comix series. The first issue was another story where i challenged my older mindset (in the late 1980s) to another "comix duel" of sorts.
Indymedia, in several instances, allowed this to be published, and a few of those sites still show this zine...while, unfortunately, some of the anti-authoritarians i thought were worthy of seeking to work with, did not (namely, www.anti-politics.net's distro service).
Yes, this is a controversial zine. It challenged a Native artist to escape confined, colonial-challenged thinking about how oppressed peoples can respond to state violence. Namely, the Coast Salish artist Gord Hill, doing comix for the Native Youth Movement (unofficially, apparently).
My position rests on the excellence of the views of two significant voices. One, John Trudell, who i feature and quote in this comic. The other, who i didn't mention, is the Onkwehonwe scholar and warrior, Gerald Taiaiake Alfred. Alfred says, on page 130 and 131 of his crucial book _Wasase_ (2005) that using violent means even to defend groups or oneself against colonial attack is to, basically, become that which indigenous traditionals are not. If you read the words, you'll "get it".
On the other hand, i am not advocating "pacifism" or pacifist approaches. i am advocating creatively intelligent confrontational nonviolence. Far from passive!!
See the entire zine at:
(note: i haven't yet organized this so that you may look at only this zine; there are many other art pieces here as well!)