Nominated for FOUR Glyph Comics Awards!
Named one of USA TODAY's top graphic novels to watch at San Diego Comic-Con!
"BB Wolf strikes a relentless tempo that grabs you by the ears and refuses to let go. I never put this one down for an instant. Great stuff." -- Greg Ruth, artist of Freaks of the Heartlands, Conan: Born on the Battlefield, and Our Enduring Spirit
"BB Wolf and the 3 LPs is one of the best graphic novels of the year and a must read for any comics fan!" -- Alex Dueben, Comic Book Resources
"If Arnold's monochromatic through-line were a beverage to be savored (which it is), it would taste like a strong, bittersweet Southern tea. ...Koslowski's beastly linework proves his past Eisner Award nominations were justly deserved. [BB Wolf] yanks at your heart strings so hard it's bound to snap a few." -- Kyle Lemmon, Under the Radar
“Books like this are the reason I got back into the comics scene... 5 Stars!” --Alex Haas, the Independent Comics Review
A farmer and family man by day, blues musician by night, and a drinker of fine spirits at any hour, BB's life seemed simple. But this fragile peace comes crashing down when the LPs decide to take his land by any means possible. When all is lost, BB lashes out, setting into motion acts of revenge only a Big Bad Wolf could unleash.
Rich Koslowski (award-winning creator of Three Fingers and The King) brings to life this haunting debut from writer J.D. Arnold. Set in the Mississippi Delta of the 1920s, BB Wolf & the 3 LPs is a classic story of racism, murder, revenge, and music... all filtered through the clever re-telling of a timeless fairytale.
BB has enough troubles to make any wolf sing the blues. A poor Mississippi Delta farmer in the mean old 20s, BB has to scrape by to support his wife and cubs, a job made no easier by the pigs (meant literally) who keep harassing the beaten-down wolves, and threatening to take his property. So he drinks, and belts out the blues at night in a honkytonk. Just when it looks like things might get better, tragedy intervenes, and BB is forced to leg it out of town but not before taking revenge on just one of the Three Little Pigs who brought his family to ruin. Arnold's debut young-adult graphic novel pushes the envelope for that audience in terms of slashing, bloody violence, but also tries to pair it with thoughtful commentary. Aiming for a Jim Crow-era take on Maus, in which blacks are wolves and whites are pigs, Arnold's fast-paced story (with energetic artwork by Koslowski (The King) doesn't quite do the subject justice, but fills it with enough action and gutbucket blues to keep readers interested.