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Looking for America's Dog

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Vice President Joe Biden left the gate open at the White House and America’s Dog (Bo) has gone missing. Mom is mad and Dad is busy, so now it’s up to the kids to find him. A sequel to Steven Weissman’s 2012 meditation on the challenges of modern adulthood, Barack Hussein Obama, Looking For America’s Dog focuses instead on Generation Z. Teenagers Sasha and Malia navigate an increasingly strange and hostile world in search of their lost dog. But is a lost dog ever really just a lost dog? Like, what if it’s not America’s Dog that’s lost but America itself? Did you ever think of that? Drawn in a masterfully spare style, combining metaphysical and political realities, Looking For America’s Dog is proof that Steven Weissman is one of the most innovative and experimental cartoonists working today.

Pages:
112
Colors:
full color
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
7 ½” x 9 ¼”
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-955-4
Year:
2016

Press Highlights:

"This book is a strange confection of craft, beauty, anger, silliness and despair." — Slings & Arrows

"Looking For America’s Dog is a staggering work of political satire with an experimental edge that follows the lives of an alternate-universe Obama family in a chaotic New America... Celebrate the conclusion of America’s recent nightmarish election cycle (and find solace at the beginning of whatever comes next) with this well-timed release." — Broken Frontier

"To call the book 'deeply weird,' the phrase that kept coming to my mind while reading and rereading it, or 'surreal,' the word I most often see applied to Weissman’s Obama comics, is to sell it short. It’s deeply weird and surreal in its most accessible installments, but there are so many other strips that are so strange as to be completely alien. ... Looking For America’s Dog, like Barack Hussein Obama, is an indispensable comic book of the Obama years." — Comics Alliance

Vice President Joe Biden left the gate open at the White House and America’s Dog (Bo) has gone missing. Mom is mad and Dad is busy, so now it’s up to the kids to find him. A sequel to Steven Weissman’s 2012 meditation on the challenges of modern adulthood, Barack Hussein Obama, Looking For America’s Dog focuses instead on Generation Z. Teenagers Sasha and Malia navigate an increasingly strange and hostile world in search of their lost dog. But is a lost dog ever really just a lost dog? Like, what if it’s not America’s Dog that’s lost but America itself? Did you ever think of that? Drawn in a masterfully spare style, combining metaphysical and political realities, Looking For America’s Dog is proof that Steven Weissman is one of the most innovative and experimental cartoonists working today.

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