A supernatural graphic novel about community and coming of age. Rising-star artist Olivia Stephens has created a truly original werewolf story.

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 wolflike abilities, she 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.


Olivia Stephens is a comic artist and illustrator based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She earned her BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017, and is a 2019-20 Literary Fellow for the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.


A heartfelt, magical family drama you can really sink your teeth into.

Artie and the Wolf Moon is a breath of fresh air that pulls at your heartstrings. Olivia’s masterful brushwork and storytelling makes you feel connected to the earth, the ever flowing of life and those we call home. Full of robust characters, dynamic panels and immersive landscapes, this coming of age story of family and the supernatural is one any reader will have a hard time putting down.

Artie and the Wolf Moon is a book of cycles– love, loss, reunion, redemption. Readers will thoroughly enjoy getting lost in the beautifully rendered forests with its bright young protagonist and her family. A masterpiece of genre fiction.

Heartfelt and expertly paced, Artie and the Wolf Moon is a love letter to the power of family to help you grow, heal, and find yourself. Set in the gorgeously-drawn forests of the Pacific Northwest, this book is as rich and immersive as a big family dinner—and just as nourishing.

Artie and the Wolf Moon is a book that achieves richness—the richness of ink on paper, the richness of a moonlit forest, and the richness of the loving family at the heart of the story. It’s an absolutely gorgeous, thrilling read.

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