Review Graphics Novel – Artie and the Wolf Moon


After sneaking out against her mother’s wishes, Artie Irvin spots a massive wolf–then watches it don a bathrobe and transform into her mom. Thrilled to discover she comes from a line of werewolves, Artie asks her mom to share everything–including the story of Artie’s late father. Her mom reluctantly agrees. And to help Artie figure out her own wolflike abilities, her mom recruits some old family friends.

Artie thrives in her new community and even develops a crush on her new friend Maya. But as she learns the history of werewolves and her own parents’ past, she’ll find that wolves aren’t the scariest thing in the woods–vampires are.


This one was an amazing find on comics on netgalley.

I was attracted to the wolfs on the cover and wao it was a nice ride with Artie, I loved how real the problems are even when you’re portraying them in a fantasy setting.

Families are always complicated but if you actually are very thighs with them not even the worst problems will separate you and that’s a very positive message since family is family no matter where you go.

The art was lovely I liked it a lot sincerely, I do think it’s an awesome comic for coming of age.

About the Author

Olivia Stephens is a graphic novelist, illustrator, and writer from the Pacific Northwest. She earned her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. Olivia has created work for a number of sites and publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction. Her debut graphic novel, Artie and the Wolf Moon, comes out from Lerner Books in Fall 2021. The story follows Artemis “Artie” Irvin, a fiercely independent eighth grader who’s just discovered she comes from a family of werewolves. As she navigates her new reality, school bullies, and a first crush, she’s also determined to find out how her human father died—and learns she isn’t the scariest thing in the woods.


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