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Uploaded on Oct 6, 2009

One mans heartfelt and irreverent record of his time on this rock, Zak Sallys unflinchingly veracious book, Like a Dog, is both direct and oblique, which we find rather miraculous considering the messy and murky waters of human experience it manages to navigate. Like a Dog is among the few comic book testimonials burdened by the yen to understand and articulate the mundane and the magnificent. Dont be surprised if you find yourself laughing and crying as you claw your way through each hard fought page!

Of all of Sallys creative pursuits (including a career in music spanning 15+ years), Like a Dog is the one hes been working a lifetime toward. This hardcover book collects the best of his acclaimed short stories from the past 15 years, created in between band tours and recording sessions, published in his Eisner-nominated self-published series Recidivist (the first 2 issues of which are reprinted here in their entirety) and in publications like Mome, The Drama, Your Flesh, Dirty Stories, and more.

Like a Dog spotlights Sallys uncanny ability to create emotional havoc out of claustrophobic images, situations and dialogue. Stories like Dont Move, The War Back Home, and Two Idiot Brothers share little in common on the surface but are united by Sallys forbidding style, creating a sense of dread that permeates almost every page.

Sally also turns his eye towards nonfiction in Like a Dog, including At the Scaffold, the story of the imprisonment and trial of Fyodor Dostoyevsky for allegedly subversive behavior, and The Man Who Killed Wally Wood, a story about Sallys brush with a former publisher of the legendary comic artist (who, contrary to the title of this strip, took his own life after a long battle with alcoholism). It also includes two collaborations: Dread, written by NEA Fellowship recipient, Edgar Award finalist, and O. Henry Award winning author Brian Evenson (Altmanns Tongue); and "River Deep, Mountain High," co-created with fellow cartoonist Chris Cilla.

Like a Dog also includes extensive liner notes by the artist, previously unpublished material, an introduction by John Porcellino (King Cat), and other surprises.

134-page b&w/color 7" x 10.5" hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-60699-165-7

http://www.fantagraphics.com/likeadog

In stock: September 2009 (subject to change)
In stores: October 2009 (subject to change)

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