As this Labor Day weekend marks the official end of the dog days of summer, I’ll try to get through my pile of unread New Yorkers — but I’ll probably just skip right to the cartoons, including this classic by Charlie Hankin.
A few weeks ago, the literary world discovered some unpublished works from the former home of longtime cat fan, Dr. Seuss. Whether or not the treasure trove was buried in the pantry underneath the stockpile of green eggs and ham, we’ll never know — but on July 28, the first title, What Pet Should I Get? — will be released for all of us animal lovers to adore! (NYT)
One of my all-time favorite (dog) artists, Mark Ulriksen, has a new book out called Dogs Rule Nonchalantly, which is a humorous storybook for kids and adults, featuring some of Ulriksen’s greatest
illustrations kibbles ‘n bits from The New Yorker and other fine publications that make up this touching, dog-crazy tale. (Amazon)
Yes, that’s right — The New Yorker Festival breaks down Cats vs. Dogs — with many high-profile, high-brow writers/pet owners weighing in, including Malcolm Gladwell, Joyce Carol Oates, David Remnick, Jesse Eisenberg, and more.
If you enjoy the artwork of Maira Kalman or Wendy MacNaughton (Lost Cat), then you will surely love the witty illustrations of Jackie Clark Mancuso in her new kids book, Paris-Chien: Adventures of an Ex-Pat Dog.
The charming dog tale is all about Hudson, a curiously inquisitive Norwich Terrier, trying to fit into the Parisian lifestyle. Bon appétit! (Picture Book Review)
If you like dogs, cartoons, and music videos — then you will probably dig this simple, soulful animated video from British singer, Nat Johnson, courtesy of Brainpickings.
Get ready, blockheads, because Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the Peanuts gang are skedded to hit the big screen! (But don’t rush out to buy tickets yet since the film won’t be in cineplexes until sometime around November 2015.)
Let’s hope the new fancy-schmancy animation can stand up to the simple charms of Charles Schulz’s beloved cartoon classic. (THR)
via Paul Noth from The New Yorker…
All of you Brian Griffin/dog lovers can rest peacefully now that (SPOILER ALERT!) Family Guy‘s favorite — and most powerful dog — has returned to the show in last night’s very special Christmas episode! FG creator, Seth MacFarlane, finally addressed the surprising story arc on Twitter.(Time)
And for those of you not familiar with the high-profile dead dog story, you can catch up with the initial shock and bawl HERE.
Who shot JR? No, the mystery of this television decade will be ‘Who ran over Brian Griffin?
Last night, Seth MacFarlane and the Family Guy crew killed off modern TV’s most beloved, obnoxious talking dog, Brian Griffin — and here’s the loving tribute below. But beware: even cartoon dogs can make you cry!