I don’t normally run press releases, but I was happy to see that the second volume of “Adventures of Rabbit and Bear-Paws,” The Voyageurs, saw release last week. It’s created by Chad Solomon and Christopher Meyer, two very determined self-publishers who’ve been working hard in Ontario to get their work noticed. I think they’ve got a graphic novel coming from Scholastic Canada coming later this year as well…
Quite clearly patterned after Asterix & Obelix, this is a fun little series for younger readers that incorporates lots of First Nations history, culture, and tradition.
New strips are available every week or so at http://www.rabbitandbearpaws.com, and the book is available for sale from that website too (as well as from The Beguiling in Toronto). Feel free to read the full press-release on this series after the cut.
Congrats to Chad and Christopher on their second release.
Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws Vol 2: The Voyageurs!
Our two mischievous heroes are up to their games again in this NEW comical adventure. Rabbit and Bear Paws join the Voyageurs to take the Furs from Lake of the Woods to Montreal and experience all the trials and tribulations of being a Voyageur. Our young heroes face the life of a voyageur with bravery, as they are confronted by thieves and dangers around every river bend.
Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws Vol 2: The Voyageurs is based on the Grandfather Bravery (Aakdehewin), One of the Seven Grandfathers of the Anishinabek Teachings.
Rabbit and Bear Paws is set in 18th Century colonized North America and follows the stories of two mischievous Ojibwa brothers as they play pranks and have amazing adventures using a traditional Ojibwa medicine (spirit powder) that transforms them into animals for a short time.
Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws Vol 2, is a compilation of all 60 comic strips of the story line â€œThe Voyageursâ€. Book Two contains 60 comic strips, jam packed onto 30 pages of comical adventures that will tickle the heart. 8 1/2″ x 11″ of giant belly laughs!
Rabbit and Bear paws is a First Nations syndicated comic strip, both in print and web based media. Little Spirit Bear, publisher of the Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws series is a First Nations (Anishinabek, Ojibwa) Multi-Media company.
For new comical adventures every week from North Americaâ€™s favorite mischievous brothers, visit us at www.rabbitandbearpaws.com