Coyote Doggirl by Lisa Hanawalt, 156 pages
Coyote Doggirl is an independent woman, living on her own outside of town with just her trusty horse, Red, to keep her company. But when she is torn from her companion, Coyote is taken in by a band of wolves who attempt to teach her in their ways before she sets off to chase down her beloved Red once again. This is a wonderfully quirky, funny, heartfelt Western comic that manages to twist and turn the genre into something completely contemporary. I loved Hanawalt's candy-colored creation, and I loved the story. Coyote Doggirl is truly my spirit animal.