Dale Deforest remembers reading his first comic book as a young boy.
“My father got me my first comic book,” Deforest said. “… While my dad was driving, I would say, ‘Dad, what is this word? Dad, what is that word?’ And he said ‘I can’t tell you; I’m driving.’ That’s probably one of my earliest memories of comic books.”
Now Deforest creates his own comic book, “Hero Twins,” loosely based on the Navajo creation story.
“If you Google that, you’ll come up with the title of the Navajo called Diné Bahane’,” Deforest said. “I just pulled some characters from the Hero Twins portion and wrote my own story from it. My story is relative to it. I wouldn’t say it’s a retelling. You know how some people would quote, sort of fictionalize good versus evil based on Bible stories; I’m doing the same thing.”
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