Mr. Wolf fan art from the amazing cartoonist Megan Kelso and her talented school-age daughter!
Review: Mr. Wolf
I really like this minicomic series by Aron Nels Steinke. There are three zines available, each one covering one year at his job at a charter school teaching 2nd and 3rd graders. It’s mostly 1-page/6-panel gags where he catches these sweet and surprising moments with kids/parents/other teachers/himself.
This is really gonna do it for you if you’ve worked with kids (like I have) or are a parent. Each minicomic (#1 through #3) covers one school year. You can see him change: he learns a lot about them and he learns about the job. Through it all the kids are surprising, and it’s clear that he cares about ‘em.
The strips are good but the format would get old if not for that slow and steady progression in Mr. Wolf/Steinke. As much as this is sorta structured as a collection of stand-alone gags, the comic is about growth and development. That’s the heart behind these great comics, and I hope Steinke is keeping that in mind as he keeps the strip going.
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I really experimented with this one. I drew twice as big, added intentional blacks, used a ruler, drew full-figure characters as much as possible, added a tier, eliminated gutters, and tried to tell a story that had no punchline.
Here are some introduction comics I did back in 2012; they still serve pretty well as an introduction to new readers.
I’ll be posting new strips next week, so please tell your friends and online compatriots!
Very similar to my approach.
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Mr. Wolf is back!
Cover of PRATFALL, in progress on 8/16, then the pretty-much-finished version (save for a little photoshop magic) on 8/17. Went with something a little different for this one, and pleased with how it turned out, but now I have #StickyFingers.
Going to have a 3 page comic in Rob Kirby’s new anthology, due out in time for SPX.