All Stories Are Anansi’s

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Cover page, featuring a spider in the grass
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Creator’s Commentary

I’m not of African descent, but I am from the Southeastern United States, so I still grew up reading Anansi stories. I don’t even know how many times I read of his exploits in library picture books, but he was my hero as a child. Even today, he is my model for what a hero should be.

As such, when an assignment in one of my university classes called for an 8-page comic based on a folktale, the Spider was the first thing to come to mind.

I got permission to put this comic online a few months after the class was over, so please enjoy it.

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Title: All Stories Are Anansi’s