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Woozle und Lorax // River Wild comic cover (color version) | by Carlos Vigil
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Woozle und Lorax // River Wild comic cover (color version)

River Wild comic cover (1997) by Carlos Vigil - At the end of our fall semester of 7th grade our teachers asked us to culminate in some way an aspect of our study of New Mexico to be further developed into a final project. Bryan and I decided to take the stories we had written for our English class and illustrate them as full-scale comics. The format was a flip-comic with Bryan's comic on one side and my Woozle and Lorax comic on the other. Although Bryan didn't contribute to the writing or drawing of the W&L comic, we had by that time together developed what the characters looked like.


In my story, when Woozle and Lorax's space cruiser runs out of gas, they discover a big river in New Mexico after being forced to make a crash-landing on the water. Out of respect for the river that saved their lives, Woozle decides to post a large sign to inform future passerbys of the great natural phenomenon. Later on, the Spanish explorer, Juan de Oñate happens upon W&L's sign reading "Big River" and using his Spanish/English dictionary makes the translation to Rio Grande.


This marked the first appearance of W&L in a comic!


The covers of both of our stories also featured our wooden RVs which half of our 7th grade class had built in art class.


Woozle and Lorax © 1997–2013 Ok Comics

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