A critical study of Indigenous artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’s playful art.
In his distinctive Haida manga, Indigenous creator Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas combines the bold lines of traditional Haida art with the graphic vitality of Asian comics. Beautifully illustrated, Mischief Making traces the evolution and significance of Yahgulanaas’s hybrid playfulness. Addressing such serious concerns as global ecology, settler colonialism, and land-use politics with a mischievous style, Yahgulanaas’s stunning imagery disrupts expected storytelling and creates space for new ways of being and knowing to emerge.
About the Author
Nicola Levell is a curator and associate professor of museum and visual anthropology at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926–2011.
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is a visual artist and author. The creator of Haida manga, he is the author of several books including RED: A Haida Manga.