"A delightfully strange collection of linked stories pondering just how little people truly know about animals." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"While the humans in these stories have little control over what happens to them, the Hoeys have absolute control of their craft, for the effect of masterful storytelling." — Newcity Lit
PRAISE FOR PETER & MARIA HOEY:
- "Spectacular... each page is a feast for the eyes. Challenging, entertaining, and crisply beautiful stories." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
- "Right up there with Chris Ware for craft, composition and complexity... like nothing at all that I can recall." — Page 45
What separates us from animals? What connects us? Award-winning cartoonists Peter and Maria Hoey probe these mysteries across six surreal and interconnected stories.
After tremendous acclaim for their series Coin-Op Comics, two brilliant creators present their first graphic novel: a menagerie of wild tales. Pushing the boundaries of their dazzling and unique narrative style, Animal Stories weaves together six short stories exploring the mysterious relationships between humans and other animals.
A girl who keeps pigeons starts receiving messages from a new bird in her flock. A ship’s crew rescue a dog, only to find far stranger things in the sea around them. A reincarnated cat with criminal intentions, a parrot who leads a revolution, and a squirrel who tempts a woman in a beautiful garden glade.
Drawing inspiration from Aesop’s Fables, film noir, and the Old Testament, Peter and Maria Hoey apply their singular and sophisticated visual storytelling to create a new set of modern animal tales for modern times. -- a 176-page, full-color softcover graphic novel with 3” French flaps, 10" x 8.5" (landscape)