New Graphic Novel Features Stray Dog As Hero


Graphic artist Graham Chafee’s new book will appeal to dog lovers.
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Graham Chaffee is not well-known outside the world of graphic novels and comics books, but that’s about to change. His new book is called Good Dog and features as a hero a stray named Ivan:

Ivan, who is plagued by terrible nightmares about chickens and rabbits, is a good dog — if only someone would notice. Readers accompany the stray as he navigates dog society, weathers pack politics, and surveys canine-human interactions. Good Dog’s story and pen-and-ink art are deceptively simple, but Chaffee uses the approachability of the subject matter as a device to explore topics such as independence, security, assimilation, loyalty, and violence.

This looks like a sensitive and heartfelt look at the problems facing strays, and audiences will be pulling for Ivan as he tries to make his way in the world. There is a little bit of salty language, but it’s the kind of book that might really capture a non-reader’s attention.

Click here for the full story and to read an excerpt.

Click here to buy Good Dog.

2 thoughts on “New Graphic Novel Features Stray Dog As Hero”

  1. My name Cheryl Mandell, a trustee with a Columbus, Ohio group, Friends of the Shelter. When the dogs come into the Franklin County Dog Shelter, and is sick or injured, tax payers do not pay for off site care. The poor dog with a broken leg, for example, has no chance for a new life. My group, a non-profit, all volunteer group, takes care of these expenses. We save about 350 dogs a year.

    Each summer one of our largest fundraisers is called PupArt. This year it will be held at the McConnell Art Center, Saturday August 26, 2017. It is an evening of jazz, appetizers, wine, adoptable dogs, and, silent auction art. We have all types of art and all types of starting bids for our silent auction.

    Your fun art is so important in the crazy world we live in! Your book seems so darling. Would you please consider a donation to help raise money to save the sick and injured dogs? i saw your O.S.U. work and I know it would bring a great bidding war! Would you consider and O.S.U. piece, please?

    Consider this an invitation to our event. It is held, Saturday, August 26th at the McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St. , Columbus, Ohio 43085.

    Thank you for your time and consideration,
    Cheryl

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    My name Cheryl Mandell, a trustee with a Columbus, Ohio group, Friends of the Shelter. When the dogs come into the Franklin County Dog Shelter, and is sick or injured, tax payers do not pay for off site care. The poor dog with a broken leg, for example, has no chance for a new life. My group, a non-profit, all volunteer group, takes care of these expenses. We save about 350 dogs a year.

    Each summer one of our largest fundraisers is called PupArt. This year it will be held at the McConnell Art Center, Saturday August 26, 2017. It is an evening of jazz, appetizers, wine, adoptable dogs, and, silent auction art. We have all types of art and all types of starting bids for our silent auction.

    Your fun art is so important in the crazy world we live in! Your book seems so darling. Would you please consider a donation to help raise money to save the sick and injured dogs? Would you consider
    Consider this an invitation to our event. It is held, Saturday, August 26th at the McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St. , Columbus, Ohio 43085.

    Thank you for your time and consideration,
    Cheryl

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