As I noted in this review of Aron Nels Steinke's Big Plans #4, he seemed to be a talented artist with a simple but distinctive visual flair who was in search of his voice. With his Kickstarter-powered fifth issue, he's coming much closer to realizing his potential as an artist. This is the work of an artist who's much more confident and self-assured than the one who flailed in the first three issues of his series. It's a visually stylish comic that lets the images do much of the talking. Reining himself in in terms of his earlier wordiness was his most important move, as he's learned to integrate word and image with greater skill, ease and grace. It's one thing to be influenced by John Porcellino. It's quite another thing to put Porcellino's example as an artist who emphasizes the quiet, poetic moments of life and integrate it with one's own aesthetic to create something new. For Steinke, an artist who seems to burst with enthusiasm and ideas, it's been all about learning restraint and how to express oneself clearly and forcefully while avoiding bombast.