An endangered animal species is finally getting its first-ever animated appearance in a comic book.
In an article in the online magazine Comic Book Resources, illustrator and cartoonist Rob Moseley (a.k.a.
Wolf-Man) brings to life the fearsome beast that once ruled over the plains of Siberia, but is now extinct in its natural habitat in the American Southwest.
Here’s the cartoon’s full title: A wolf is a wolf.
The wolf is no longer a wolf and the wolves are now the new, real world wolves.
A wolf, it turns out, is a cartoon wolf.
Moseleys cartoon looks at how the wolf evolved from a small woodland animal to a carnivore and the evolution of the modern-day wolf, with all of its many adaptations and quirks.
It’s a look at the world of animals and the world we live in, with some of the most important animals on Earth.
Moteley, a graduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has created an entire world of wolf-like animals for readers to learn about.
It’ll be published this fall by ComiCon, an online convention for fans of science fiction and fantasy.
“I’m really excited to be working on this comic book,” said Mosely.
“It’s an amazing opportunity for me to tell stories about animals that I don’t usually get to see in print.”
Mosellys first comic book project was a sci-fi novel called The Wolf Trap.
His second, a fantasy novel called Wolf, tells the story of a wolf-riding horse.
Wolf, by Rob Moteleys, will be published in 2019 by Comicon.
He said he decided to tackle a more realistic portrayal of wolves when he was first researching wolves for the novel Wolf Trap, in 2012.
He said the idea of a living wolf was an easy one to pick up.
“We can’t imagine wolves, or any animal, without an image of them, so we have to find a way to put an animal in the comic that looks like it’s living.”
Moteles work in animation has always been about making things believable, said Meeley.
“When I was drawing wolves in the past, I tried to show them as real as possible.”
For example, Mosey said his team would take a picture of the animal and digitally reconstruct it to give it a human appearance.
“Then they would paint over the details, so the wolf looks like a real animal,” he said.
The wolf-themed comic is also about the history of wolves and how they’ve evolved in the modern world.
Mosingley said that for a long time, humans believed wolves were rare and that they were a distinct species from humans.
But in the early 20th century, it was recognized that wolves were common and easily domesticated by humans.
The story of how the first wolves were introduced into the United States is often told in books, movies, and even cartoons.
It also provides a new perspective on how animals have evolved and how the human population has changed over the past 150 years.
Mowles work has focused on animals that have been domesticated in the wild, like the dog and the cat, but the cartoon also explores some of those domesticated animals that are still roaming the earth today.
Maseleys first comic project was an anthology called The Beast of the American West.
The series was published in 1999 and was followed by Wolf Trap 2.
The next two books in the series, Wolf Trap 3 and Wolf Trap 4, followed in 2003.
Wolf Trap 5 was published last year and is still ongoing.
Mere months after publishing Wolf Trap 1, Maseley’s team decided to add a third book to the series called Wolf Trap: The Modern Wolf.
“The Wolf Trap comic book series has grown into a truly global phenomenon,” Moselyn said.
“Wolf Trap is a truly wonderful example of a world where people are finally realizing how amazing the world is and can be.
And in doing so, they’re also making an enormous contribution to conservation.”
The Wolf-Trap comic book is scheduled for a fall release.
Check out a preview of the comic below.
Image: Rob Muely