Little Spirit Bear Productions (LSBP) is a Graphic Narrative company, which was established by Chad Solomon, the grandson of Art Solomon, a traditional healer and justice activist who taught Chad that “Laughter is the Greatest Medicine”. The name, Little Spirit Bear came from Chad’s grandfather’s totem, the Bear. The bear is known as the “Healer” within the Anishinabek community. The “Little Spirit” part of the business name reflects the idea that all thoughts have a starting point in Creation (the Universe) and has the potential to become tangible or physical form in the tactial world.
Chad has worked professionally in comic book art since 2003. He registered Little Spirit Bear Productions in 2005 as a Sole proprietor to produce a quality comic strip/book called “Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws”. Graphic Narrative (Character – based storytelling) has been around since 1849 and in the last 162 years (2011), there’s never been an “Aboriginal character(s)” revealing customary (Aboriginal) teachings using the graphic narrative format as well as the various applications that are available in this type of art form. This creates an opportunity for LSBP to establish itself as a leader in the growing and expanding graphic narrative industry and provide comic strips, graphic novels, consumer goods, animation and film, and e-education formats to customers who implicitly and explicitly appreciate Aboriginal culture and values.
“…It’s been a long hard story. But we’re not complaining about the past. We’re going to identify it. We’re going to take hold of the present and make the future what we want it to be, because we are the final teachers in this sacred land. And all we have to do is teach our sisters and brothers how to live in harmony together as men and women”
Dr. Art Solomon LLb. D.D, Concordia University Convocation, Montreal, June 3, 1992
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