By Joe Infurnari
In his column, Graphic Scenes, David Berry takes a look at Graphic Novels that didn’t come under the purview of the Canadian national newspaper’s book department. This month, he takes a look at MUSH! Sled Dogs with Issues by Glenn Eichler and myself. The book is about the office politics and existential crises of a dysfunctional Alaskan sled dog team. Here’s a little of what he had to say,
Mush! benefits greatly from Joe Infurnari’s wildly expressive characterizations. There is a pure, unbridled joy perfectly evident in the way these dogs tear through the wilderness, but more impressive is the personality that shines through when these dogs are in repose. There are some classic cartooning tropes at play here — the rotund, well-meaning-but-dim galoot, the dark, angular schemer — with just enough of a rough edge to make them jump off the page whether or not they’re talking.
Thanks, David! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!