I am in the op-ed today! For a really fascinating essay about the wolves and moose of Isle Royale, the largest island located in Lake Superior. Apparently the moose swam over from the main land around 1900 and then an ice bridge that formed from Canada in the late 1940s enabled the wolves to cross over. Since it’s an island this made for the perfect science experiment, allowing researchers to observing the interactions between the two species and how one affects the other. Now however due to inbreeding in the wolf population their numbers are dwindling and the question is whether people should intervene by introducing new wolves into the island or to let nature take it’s course. Without the wolves the moose have no predators and will upset the balance of the ecosystem.
Another crazy sketch-to-finish-in-one-day turnaround! I love working in black and white although I don’t get a chance to too often. I ended up going for a circle shape referencing the interconnected nature of the two species and to try something interesting with the page. Thanks to AD Matt Dorfman for laying things out beautifully!