Dodger is an Australian Shepherd and Heeler mix. Such a good dog, she deserved a painting. It is my first painted photograph.
Two of my friends, Marcel and Wilson, made the same joke about my dog, Elli. When we took Elli for a walk, she would stop every few metres to deeply sniff the pee spots left by other dogs, and leave one in return. Nosebook is social media for dogs.
I created a stand-alone seasonal comic, Away in a Manger, based on a story by Marlene Leeper, told to her by her friend, Dr. Reg Reed. The story appeared in Stuart McLean’s Time Now for the Vinyl Cafe. Stuart McLean was a Canadian Christmas icon till he passed away in February of 2017.
After an eleven year pause from drawing, I sketched a photo of Elli my dog, peering from my dock at a passing canoe in the Gatineau River. I have been drawing almost daily since then.