Native American Comics Creator Showcase: Theo Tso and Captain Paiute

Theo Tso - Captain Paiute art by Theo Tso. Source: Facebook.com

Native American Comics Creator Showcase: Theo Tso and Captain Paiute

“As far back as I can remember I loved to draw comics and cartoons,” says Theo Tso, and enrolled member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, on his website WarPaintStudios.net. Tso is among the comics creators who are featured in the Heard Museum’s exhibit on Natives and comic books. “I basically taught myself how to draw mainly from comics. When I reached high school I began reading comic books to study various comic book artists whose style I began to admire and study their ways of how they drew each page of the book they were illustrating.”

Captain Paiute art by Theo Tso. Source: Facebook.com

Tso on the motivation behind his signature character: “I created a Native American superhero after noticing that there weren’t any comics that were written, drawn or even created by Native Americans! I saw that there was a need for a superhero that was Native American and he would deal with Native issues coming on and off the various reservations of the southwest. With a focus I began creating Captain Paiute, the Indigenous Avenger of the Southwest!”

Captain Paiute art by Theo Tso. Source: Facebook.com

Captain Paiute art by Theo Tso. Source: Facebook.com

Captain Paiute art by Theo Tso. Source: Facebook.com

Captain Paiute art by Theo Tso. Source: Facebook.com

Captain Paiute art by Theo Tso. Source: Facebook.com

Captain Paiute art by Theo Tso. Source: Facebook.com

Captain Paiute art by Theo Tso. Source: Facebook.com

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