Aron Nels Steinke began drawing comics in 2006 with the help of a grant from the Xeric Foundation. Since then, Steinke has published 5 issues of the autobiographical comics series, Big Plans, and has frequently participated in numerous anthologies including the Portland-based Papercutter anthology.
Steinke’s all-ages graphic novel, Neptune, first published in 2009 by Sparkplug Comic Books and Tugboat Press, was selected as a notable book in the 2011 edition of Best American Comics published by Houghton Mifflin, and published in France by publisher, Éditions Cà et Là,. Steinke has published two early-reader children’s books with Blue Apple Books, The Super Crazy Cat Dance, and it’s companion, The Super-Duper Dog Park. The latter was chosen as a Publisher’s Weekly honorable mention for the Best Comics of 2011. A 360-page collection of his mini-comics entitled, Big Plans – The Collected Mini-Comics and More is now available from Bridge City comics.
In addition to making comics and kid’s books Steinke teaches 1st and 2nd grade in North Portland.
Many of Steinke’s books can be found in Portland at: Bridge City Comics, Cosmic Monkey Comics, Reading Frenzy, Floating World Comics, Powell’s Books, Green Bean Books, buyolympia.com, and be sure to ask them if they don’t.
You can contact Steinke at email@example.com