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Eric: Sometimes, riding a dog is just riding a dog.

(From Sinfest. Click on thumbnail for full sized cuteness!)

We know Ishida is a calligraphist, and it shows up in this strip. The linework is absolutely gorgeous -- minimal, every stroke contributing. And this particular strip takes Chris Crosby's (somewhat overused) device of shared animal dreams/imagination and kicks its ass right out the gate. Sometimes, a cat hat is easier to explain than might appear.

Another thing -- Ishida, when doing Percy and Pooch, does an actual cat and dog. Yes, these are more eloquent than normal, at least to each other, but their motivations, their understandings, and their lack of understandings match up what we can see. They don't get stuff, and why should they? They're pets. They have walnut sized brains.

That's all. Nothing profound. But because you were good and waited patiently for this entry to end, here's digital art of my own cat, Sarah, sitting in a basket. Click on her for full size, as always.

Posted by Eric Burns-White at August 25, 2004 1:46 PM


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