Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson

Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson

Dark Horse Comics, Milwaukie, OR 2010

Borrowed from the library.

I love animals.  I love graphic novels.  What is not to like about Beasts of Burden?

The stories take place in Burden Hill, a peaceful place with lovely homes, picket fences and a group of dogs (and one cat) who are best buddies.  Then strange things begin to happen.  Frogs fall from the sky, evil kitties abound and Jack and Rex discover zombie roadkill.  The crew call on the Wise Dog to help them and eventually become a team of paranormal detectives.

Sometimes bloody, often beautiful, these are horror stories filled with good guys and bad guys, ghosts and witches.  Atmospheric artwork and animals with distinct personalities and quirky friendships that remind us of ourselves make this a dark and often humorous read. Dark Horse offers some of the Beast of Burden stories on their website.  You are welcome to check them out.

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Filed under Animals, Graphic Novels, Review

2 responses to “Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson

  1. Sounds intriguing: thanks for bringing this one to my attention!

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