Petey & Pussy: Puppy Love

2018 DEBUT Petey & Pussy: Puppy Love
Book Author(s) John Kerschbaum
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Book List Price $19.99
All-Ages Appropriate No
Web site http://www.fantagraphics.com/puppylove/


DESCRIPTION:

John Kerschbaum’s Petey and Pussy, the stars of the cult classic 2008 book by the same name, return, and so does their unique brand of animal neuroses. Imagine a Secret Life of Pets where the animals hang out in dive bars. Petey is a compulsive dog that values his unchecked freedom and exemption from responsibility. Pussy is an irritable, self-absorbed cat, of course, with a gambling problem. They are joined by the obnoxious Bernie the bird, who has courted a new girlfriend (or is it just a mirror?) and their owner, a sexually frustrated geriatric who is more concerned with online shopping then her pets. Their darkly hilarious adventures include tracking down troublesome squirrels, barely taking care of a new litter of puppies, and avoiding the dreaded “snipsnip” from the veterinarian. These stories all intertwine at an oddly surreal breakneck pace, making Kerschbaum’s tales of balding, kvetching domestic animals read like the best slapstick cartoons, though decidedly adult, as if Larry David wrote an R-rated Tom and Jerry for Adult Swim.