Headshot of Aron Steinke smiling in front of a hedge with a blue collared shirt

Aron Stienke

Aron Nels Steinke is a cartoonist and elementary school teacher in Portland, Oregon. He began self-publishing comics in 2006 with the help of a grant from the Xeric Foundation. In 2015 he and his wife Ariel Cohn won the Best Publication for Early Readers Eisner Award for their book The Zoo Box (First Second). Mr. Wolf’s Class (Graphix) is his newest book series following the adventures of a class of anthropomorphs and their teacher who just so happens to be a wolf. The book series was a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection, received a starred review from Kirkus, and has won numerous awards including the Oregon Spirit Honor Award, the OTTER Award, and Kid’s Comics Choice Award, and has received a nomination for the Harvey Award. Book Five—SNOW DAY is out now.