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LOYAL TO THE END

A particularly vivid dream compelled Kent Kobi, a Sydney-based engineer, to write and illustrate his first graphic novel about a good dog named Whiskey.

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LOYAL TO THE END

“The story of Good Dog, Whiskey started with a dream,” explains Kent Kobi. “When I woke up, I was charged up and excited. Paradoxically, I was also unsettled. I was left with a bizarre case of survivor’s remorse for something that never happened.” Kobi’s debut graphic novel tells of an extremely loyal dog called Whiskey, lying broken-hearted by his owner’s grave. When a strange portal opens into the ground, Whiskey ventures cautiously down into the darkness, hoping for the chance to see his missing owner again. Incredibly moving, solemn, and reflective, Whiskey’s story is told using a stark black-and-white, high contrast, photorealistic art style, inspired by the works of Frank Miller. “I was rudderless in terms of voice and style, until I started discovering noir artwork like that within Sin City,” Kobi says. “It gave me the confidence to experiment with this comic in the way I wanted… That being said, the style I’ve chosen seems to be highly polarising, with readers writing to gush about it, or writing to tell me I’m a hack. Both are right.”


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All artwork courtesy of Kent Kobi

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