Interview with Spirits of Wampum Creator Donald Jackson
SIX NATIONS – The Two Row Times is excited to welcome a new comic series, ‘Spirits of Wampum’, illustrated by Don Jackson. ‘Spirits of the Wampum’ will be featured regularly in the Two Row Times, taking a new and exciting approach to the spirit of friendship. We spoke with the artist about his work and interest in Haudenosaune culture.
TRT: Your work is so impressive. I love love love this strip. How did you get connected with this Wampum themed comic strip?
Don: I was invited to sit on the Youth Concerns Council in Seneca Allegeny territory and met so many people who opened my eyes to what is happening. I became friends with premier Seneca artist Carson Waterman about 2 years ago and that opened the door to very many wonderful experiences and opportunities. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE.
Welcome to the official SPIRITS OF WAMPUM website.
Comics author and educator Donald Jackson in conjunction with The Two Row Times produces SPIRITS OF WAMPUM; an Iroquois Superhero comic strip to bring the message of Peace, Justice and Respect embodied in the first treaty between indigenous and immigrant peoples.
Donald Jackson, creator of Spirits of Wampum, appeared at the Buffalo Comic Book Convention on Oct. 5, 2014. Donald is also finishing a 12 page horror comic for the H.P. Lovecraft Anthology by Vision Comics, published by Queen City Books. The Buffalo News did a feature on this years convention, click here to see the review.
Donald also appeared at last years Buffalo Comic Con and plans to make it an annual appearance. He is scheduling to appear at The Aurora Con, November 1, from 10AM to 4PM at East Aurora Middle School, 430 Main Street, East Aurora. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for kids and kids under 7 are admitted free.