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Mush!: Sled Dogs with Issues Paperback – December 6, 2011
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Who knew dogs could have office politics? Eichler, the executive producer of the animated series Daria and a writer for The Colbert Report, infuses this graphic novel with plenty of dry humor and sarcasm. These are no ordinary household dogs; they are sled dogs that need to work together as a team to ensure survival for both themselves and their humans. Each of the six dogs has a unique personality and they all live and work together, which leads to frayed nerves and tenuous alliances. At the same time, their humans sort through their own issues arising from the close quarters and isolation of their snowy habitat. Infurnari’s pleasant artwork mostly hones in on the dogs’ facial expressions as they jabber among themselves, but handily carries out a few action sequences as well. With drama to match the humor, this graphic novel will appeal to comics readers looking for more cerebral story lines and dialogue from their anthropomorphized animal characters. --Candice Mack
About the Author
Glenn Eichler has written for numerous TV series, in addition to developing and executive producing the MTV animated hit Daria. His previous graphic novel was Stuffed!
Joe Infurnari grew up with his nose cold, wet, and buried in comics. His work has been recognized with multiple Eisner nominations, numerous publications, and membership in the prestigious web comics collective, Act-i-vate. He is a cat person.
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To be honest, I didn't pay much attention to what was being said initially, because I was too busy checking out the illustrations. I was really taken with the dogs and their distinct personalities. The action leaps off the page, thanks to Infurnari's work.
The story is interesting, but a bit odd. It really is like peeking in on a dysfunctional office.
My verdict: Read it! I'm going to put this in the "win" column for graphic novels. Quirky and entertaining.