|The Kajun Kween by Diane
Marquart Moore Illustrated by Paul Schexnayder and published by Border
Press, ISBN: 0-9650977-1-4, 103 pg perfect bound. Tall as a giant, 13-year-old
Petite Marie Melancon is hired by Maxwell I. Discover, the New York publisher
of Kurrent Komics, to provide adventures for The Kajun Kween comic strip.
The action focuses on Petite's misadventures not far from her home in the
chenier country of south Louisiana.
To order send check or money order to Border Press, 211 Celeste Dr., New Iberia, LA 70560, Cost per copy $16.00 plus $2.00 P&H. E-mail Border Press
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Illustrated by nationally known folk artist, Paul Schexnayder, who has won many awards for his festival posters and narrative art about life in south Louisiana.
“...Loup garous are people who want to do bad work and turn themselves into werewolves. They have red eyes, pointed noses like wolves, hairy bodies, and long pointed nails. They get voodoo grease and rub it over their bodies, and that makes them turn into wolves. They hold big dances on the banks of bayous. If you catch a frog and take it along and happen to see a loup garou in the swamp, you can throw the frog at him. Loup garous are afraid of frogs....”
“...Petite raced up the path, black boots whooshing in the marsh mud.
Only once did she look back. She saw Big Mama waddling as fast as
she could after Uncle Ti' Joe, hissing loudly, her mouth half open.
Uncle Ti' Joe made a clucking noise, attempting to calm the 'gator but
she kept coming...”
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