This time around, the Dog City team is focused on COLLABORATION. Each of the seven works collected here is the result of a free for all process of collaboration between two creators. Anything goes, and anything does in this 100+ page, B & W, perfect bound anthology, as the work takes unexpected twists and turns. Collaboration with another enables a creator to break out of their own familiar terrain and discover -- and, crucially, explore -- a new world. Join in the discovery, in Dog City #4!
This only just arrived, and we wanted to let you know it's in stock. We haven't had the chance to sit down with it yet, so here's D & Q's promotional text:
GEM-LIKE COMICS EXPLORE THE ORIGINS OF CREATIVITY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS WITH A GENTLE, SELF-AWARE WIT
Sometimes I dream about myself
and in my dream I'm someone else
But also, I am me
becoming the horse that I want to be.
Was it always like this? What if your self portrait was a collection of weird shapes? Have you ever felt like an abstract painting? Do you ever simultaneously wish and worry that the boundaries of your body will melt away and you'll become a magnificent horse? Becoming Horses is a book about squinting hard and looking from the right angle to find that everything around you sparkles—just a little—and the shapes of things are not firm but fuzzy. The You you know may shift and take form as a beautiful horse, a sunset, or something so special, so huge that you could never describe it.
Disa Wallander’s Becoming Horses is a mix of delicate cartooning and brash collage—watercolor and photography. Her colorful flowing drawings and watercolors are experimental yet accessible, as her characters mull big questions about life and art, philosophizing in a thoroughly modern voice. Bright dialogue and pleading silences create a beautiful journey that is, in fact, “the destination.”
Michael DeForge sez: "A fantastic exploration of movement and form. Evokes equal parts Jules Feiffer and Tove Jansson."
PAPERBACK | 7.3 X 8.7 | 160 PGS | four-color
D & Q has posted an eyeball-popping excerpt HERE.