14.1.07

Native Vee


I made this sublime character for the Manvils and their new run of promotional items. Indians do not actually pray like this, or at least they've yet to be illustrated praying like this - but it isn't often you witness an Indian praying to the Gods of Rock and Roll. The typical sort of gestural native prayer is performed with arms outstretched from their sides, perpendicular to the body but slightly behind them, and palms facing upward. I understand "Indian" isn't the preferred nomenclature (Goodman, 15:43) in this day-in-age, but in attempting to preserve the sensational aspects of the stereotype (and by forcing an unnatural pose onto my model) I've drawn here an Indian, not a native American. Native Americans pray to the Gods of Rock and Roll just like anyone else: Fist in the air bearing the horns of the devil.