Review by Darren Shulman
- Writer/Co-Creator: Tony Fleecs
- Artist/Co-Creator: Trish Forstner
- Colorist: Brad Simpson
- Layout Artist: Tone Rodriguez
Thanks to Image Comics for the review copy!
STRAY DOGS is both seemingly familiar and utterly original. Like the SECRET LIFE OF PETS, STRAY DOGS features the pets as the leads. The familiarity comes from the art style. The gorgeous illustrations remind me of classic cell shaded animated Disney films like 101 DALMATIANS and LADY AND THE TRAMP. I also got a strong ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN vibe (editor’s note, Image Comics describes the series as “A five-issue Don Bluth-style suspense thriller”), but that isn’t a Disney movie. Each dog is given a unique design that exudes personality, but the style remains consistent. Like a Disney cartoon, the dogs are given anthropomorphic facial expressions that show emotion.