Tikva Wolf is the author and illustrator of the webcomic compilation Ask Me About Polyamory, semi-autobiographical graphic novel Love Retold, and comic book workbook It’s OK Feelings I Got You which explores “therapeutic comic drawing”. Having always taken delight in making people laugh, and in doing so also unveiling hidden perspectives, Wolf uses humor as a way of encouraging others to deeply see themselves and each other. Check out more about all the books below! And sign up on Patreon for behind the scenes sketches of NEW books as they are being written!
Ask Me About Polyamory
If your relationships or your gender are unconventional, you’ll find useful advice and plenty of laughs in this compilation of the wildly popular webcomic Kimchi Cuddles. Quirky, endearing and charmingly (and sometimes painfully) realistic characters, many based on real people, explore polyamory, queer and genderqueer issues. Covering practical matters like time management and serious topics like discrimination, this book unites the best of two years of Kimchi Cuddles comics, organized into a practical and entertaining guide to the real world of alternative relationships.
Kimchi Cuddles is a rare mix: fearlessly true to the lives of the people it depicts yet relatable enough to entertain and inform anyone (maybe even your parents). Dealing with both lighthearted and serious subject matter, it avoids clichés and easy answers, choosing instead to give examples of different schools of thought and show the humanity behind each one. Wolf’s honesty and gift for clear explanation have made Kimchi Cuddles a hit with the most dedicated polyamorists as well as curious newcomers.
Tikva Wolf has witnessed love transcend and evolve beyond the rigid, traditionalist trappings of the fairy-tale romance. Love, Retold is a meditation on love and companionship for people who don’t remember feudalism. These stories capture key moments in relationships, reflecting on the murkier, tenebrous aspects of love. These stories illuminate and revere uncertainty, confronting the realities of mismatched needs and desires with compassion and self-reflection. In a world obsessed with beginnings and endings, this is a book about middles.
It’s OK Feelings, I got you
Adapted from Tikva’s Therapeutic Comic Drawing class, the book provides readers with a guide for making comics as a means of presently engaging their experiences and moving forward conscientiously. By noticing actual experience, rather than suppressing or reframing it, participants are able to better grasp the options available to them and make the best choice that does the most with what they have.