Wolf's Head

Wolf's Head

Issue 1

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"Lauren Greene is a young woman who has quit her job as a police officer in Metro Detroit after becoming frustrated with growing police violence. She is slowly becoming more aware of the injustices around her; the divide between rich and poor, racism, lack of opportunity for many people, health and illness bankrupting and destroying people, and more. At the same time, and unbeknownst to Lauren, a secretive corporation has created an artificial intelligence (AI) designed for war. An AI that might actually change the world...but not for the better. Struggling to find work in a tough economy and unsure of what to do with her life, Lauren suddenly has a new problem: her mom, Patty, has found and connected with the newly born AI. And, partially due to that connection, the AI has become empathic and humane, much to the frustration of the corporate executives and scientists who created it. After Patty helps the young AI escape under the cover of a huge research factory fire, she turns to her daughter for help keeping it safe. Giddy with excitement, Patty doesn't recognize the danger she has put herself in...but Lauren does and she is terrified. Her fear is realized when the two women are confronted by corporate forces who want to stifle knowledge of the AI and keep it for themselves. As Lauren does her best to keep her mom safe, the tensions over the AI erupt between them, leaving Lauren on her own. Broke, down on her luck, and needing a job very badly, Lauren turns to her friends for help, all the while keeping her mom's discovery a secret."--
Publisher: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada : Von Allan Studio, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780995277229
0995277222
Branch Call Number: ALLAN
Characteristics: 53 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Boswell, Samantha 1974-- Editor
Alternative Title: Wolf's head. Issue one

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JessicaGma Jan 14, 2020

If you want a good gritty graphic novel with a sci-fi twist, Wolf's Head is a title you should pick up. Lauren quit being a police officer in Detroit due to the violence on the job, but that may not have been smart in this economy. She has to move back in with her mum, who has secrets herself fro... Read More »


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JessicaGma Jan 14, 2020

If you want a good gritty graphic novel with a sci-fi twist, Wolf's Head is a title you should pick up. Lauren quit being a police officer in Detroit due to the violence on the job, but that may not have been smart in this economy. She has to move back in with her mum, who has secrets herself from her job, and then of course, mayhem ensues. It's a lot packed into one volume!
The story felt a little like a Jeff Lemire style of story where the protagonists have to deal with strange events, mysteries, and secrets but a little less small towns/dead relatives. Kudos for a strong female protagonist!

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VonAllan
Feb 11, 2019

Just a quick note: the Goodreads page for WOLF'S HEAD Issue 1 is at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36809058-wolf-s-head

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Nov 08, 2018

Synopsis: Lauren Greene is a young woman who has quit her job as a police officer in Metro Detroit after becoming frustrated with growing police violence. She is slowly becoming more aware of the injustices around her; the divide between rich and poor, racism, lack of opportunity for many people, health and illness bankrupting and destroying people, and more. At the same time, and unbeknownst to Lauren, a secretive corporation has created an artificial intelligence (AI) designed for war. An AI that might actually change the world...but not for the better.

Struggling to find work in a tough economy and unsure of what to do with her life, Lauren suddenly has a new problem: her mom, Patty, has found and connected with the newly born AI. And, partially due to that connection, the AI has become empathic and humane, much to the frustration of the corporate executives and scientists who created it. After Patty helps the young AI escape under the cover of a huge research factory fire, she turns to her daughter for help keeping it safe.

Giddy with excitement, Patty doesn't recognize the danger she has put herself in...but Lauren does and she is terrified. Her fear is realized when the two women are confronted by corporate forces who want to stifle knowledge of the AI and keep it for themselves. As Lauren does her best to keep her mom safe, the tensions over the AI erupt between them, leaving Lauren on her own.

Broke, down on her luck, and needing a job very badly, Lauren turns to her friends for help, all the while keeping her mom's discovery a secret.

WOLF'S HEAD is part action-adventure, part drama, featuring strong women of color in the real world. Written and illustrated by Canadian cartoonist Von Allan (the road to god knows..., Stargazer, and Metal Gods), WOLF'S HEAD will excite readers of all ages. The story is presented in full color and is 60 pages in length. For more information, please visit https://www.vonallan.com.

Author Biography: Von Allan was born red-headed and freckled in Arnprior, Ontario, just in time for STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE. The single child of two loving but troubled parents, Von split most of his childhood between their two homes and, consequently, spent a lot of time in the worlds of comics and wrestling. He managed an independent bookstore in Ottawa for many years, all the while working on story ideas in his spare time. Eventually, he decided to make the leap to a creative life.

Von currently lives in Ottawa, Canada, with his writer/editor geek wife, Moggy and their husky dog, Corbin.

Von was recently featured in the documentary film I AM STILL YOUR CHILD written and directed by Megan Durnford (http://iamstillyourchild.com) and produced by Katarina Soukup of Catbird Films (http://catbirdfilms.ca). His artwork was also featured in a CBC Arts video profile at http://www.cbc.ca/arts/exhibitionists/as-a-kid-his-mother-s-illness-scared-him-now-he-s-using-comics-to-come-to-terms-1.4281356

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