Illustrator Faye Moorhouse, creator of giclée print One Hundred Hideous Hounds and zines An A–Z of Dogs and Pooing Dogs, turns her nimble brush and observational eye to another less-covered subject. Women and Their Dogs consists of nine paintings that portray the everyday life of the ordinary woman and her faithful friend.
Trips to the supermarket, picnics in the park, and bedtime all come to life in this handmade zine. Moorhouse’s whimsical style warps puddles of colour into endearing studies of people and their pets, highlighting the humorous and intimate relationship we share. Perhaps we see a little of ourselves in each picture—especially the cover, which features a woman on a bed laden with sleepy dogs.
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
Grippingly cringeworthy in places and subtly endearing throughout, The Wrong End of the Stick is a dark comedy by Terri Matthews. Malcolm’s humdrum life is interrupted by an identity crisis, leading him down a bizarre and beautiful tale of things left unsaid, leg-humping, and plenty of awkward staring. Set against a live-action background, but with very human animated characters, Matthews manages to expertly play with humour and heart, touching on carnal urges, communication and open-mindedness.
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August 30, 2019