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Monday, 26 November 2012
Dog delight from comic creator Smuzz
In If I had a Dog, a little boy imagines all the exciting things he could do if only he had a dog. In the end, it's not the dog, but his imagination that makes the magic...
"If I had a Dog began as one of a series of drawings to entertain my four year old son in between 'serious' work," says Smuzz of the book's origins.
"The book incorporates all the things most popular with him on Library visits."
The illustrations are just stunning - these small samples below don't do Smuzz's work real justice - and it's a moving read.
Crucible, a comic strip with John Freeman, out in 2013. The strip has no actual dogs but lots of strange animals.
• If I had a Dog is now available to purchase in pdf format, readable on iPad, Android tablet and Kindle Fire via Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/l/UHwLX
• Find out more about the book on the If I Had a Dog facebook page and to download some free colouring-in pages
• Check out more Smuzz artwork at www.smuzz.org.uk