Illustrator, animator and director Greg Gunn has taken time out of his busy lifestyle to flop onto the couch and work on a series of illustrations entitled “Year of the Dog Walker”. Using Procreate on his trusty iPad, he makes portraits of fashionable folk and their cool companions in striking block colours. These eight characters are inspired by everyday streetwear and fashion photography, while their dogs—including, but not restricted to, an indignant Doberman, a pair of chipper chihuahuas, and a cute mutt—flaunt their own colour palette and style. The full set of prints is available for purchase.
A heartfelt thank you to all the photographers, artists, illustrators, and writers who trusted us, dived in, and brought us delight, grace, excitement, courage, wilderness, and wonder over the last five years. Their work not only reflects the bonds we share with our animal companions, it also celebrates their spirit.
None of this would be possible without our four-legged counterparts who sprinkle magic dust time and time again, and our readers, who embraced this kooky idea, rallied around us, and made this world theirs too. With friends like these, who needs nine lives?
February 5, 2019