By Ryan Mita
The weather is remaining pleasant and I’m spotting dogs across NYC. While sitting my friend’s Rhodesian Ridgeback, I decided to read new comics with canine characters. Good thing I’m on CBC’s Graphic Novel Committee!
Here are some notable ones:
Flop to the Top!
Eleanor Davis & Drew Weing
In this hilarious comic for early readers, Wanda considers herself the star of the family. But when a selfie with her bulldog goes viral, Wilbur is the one invited to party with Sassy Cat! Wanda’s honest reactions as Wilbur starts a Hollywood life without her are wonderfully illustrated by Davis and Weing.
Science Comics: Dogs
First Second Books
Anna and Froga: Completely Bubu
Drawn & Quarterly
Everyone has a friend like Bubu: bossy, yet supportive. He will wonder aloud: “Guys, what’s wrong? All I said was PLEASE don’t bend the cards.” This quirky collection of short comics features well-rounded, adventurous animals being pals. Appropriate for readers of Middle Grade with a funny bone.