Red

Red

A Haida Manga

Book - 2009
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Referencing a classic Haida oral narrative, this spectacular full-color graphic novel blends traditional Haida imagery with Japanese manga to tell the powerful story of Red, an orphaned leader so blinded by revenge that he leads his community to the brink of war and destruction. When raiders attack his village, young Red escapes dramatically. But his sister Jaada is whisked away. The loss of Jaada breeds a seething anger, and Red sets out to find his sister and exact revenge on her captors. Tragic and timeless, Red's story is reminiscent of such classic tales as Oedipus Rex, Macbeth, and King Lear . Not only an affecting story, Red is an innovation in contemporary storytelling from the creator of Haida Manga and the author of Flight of the Hummingbird; it consists of 108 pages of hand-painted illustrations, and when arranged the panels create a Haida formline image 13 feet long. A miniature version of the panel in full-color is on the inside jacket.
Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2009
ISBN: 9781553653530
155365353X
Branch Call Number: 741.5971 YAH
Characteristics: 108 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm

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1aa
Aug 24, 2016

I found it awkward to follow - probably because I've never read manga before. The imagery is diverse and dynamic, and the plot itself awkward to follow because I couldn't tell the characters easily. The end of the book was the surprise: it shows all of the panels laid out with a design laid out over top of the whole; all the odd black curved slashes through each panel (which divided each panel) was really part of a larger design.

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Bonitov
Mar 20, 2016

This did not meet my expectations. It was uninteresting and troublesome to read.

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kallithdragonna
Jun 02, 2011

Totally awesome book. My first Haida Manga, but definitely not my last. It seems West Coast Oral Traditions are a great match for this style of creative outlet. It was a pleasant surprise to see how well the two art forms integrated.

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kallithdragonna
Jun 02, 2011

kallithdragonna thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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