Paul Bunyan: The Invention of an American Legend By Noah Van Sciver; With Stories and Art by Marlena Myles; Introduction by Lee Fran cis IV

ISBN: 9781662665233


Published by (2023-08-08)

Did you know that a mainstay of American folk culture was in fact created as an advertising ploy?

Few people realize that Paul Bunyan, the legendary lumberjack, and his blue ox are the product of corporate marketing by a highly industrialized industry.

Cartoonist NOAH VAN SCIVER shows us the myth creation as real life marketing man extraordinaire W.B. Laughead spins ever more wondrous tall tales. Van Sciver's story is bracketed by rich contributions from contemporary Native artists and storytellers with a very different connection to the land that the Bunyan myths often conceal. Readers will see how a lumberjack hero, a quintessential American fantasy, captures the imagination but also serves to paper over the seizure of homeland from First Peoples and the laying bare of America's northern forests. It’s a tall tale with deep roots . . . in profit-making!

Book Details

Format: Trade Paperback
Price: 11.99 USD / 15.99 CAD
Published: 2023-08-08
ISBN: 9781662665233
Page Count: 48
Trim Size: 7-3/4 x 10