Good Dog, Bad Dog: Part of the DFC library by Dave Shelton
  

Good Dog, Bad Dog: Part of the DFC library

Written by Dave Shelton

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Kirk Bergman and Duncan McBoo are pedigree police: the finest canine cops in all Muttropolis. And they're never short of work. The city is heaving with cunning crooks and malevolent mongrels who would sell their own mother for a bone. Join our dog detectives as they chase leads, sniff out crime, collar the bad guys and generally get their teeth into adventures full of action, suspense and... milkshakes. Criminals beware: McBoo and Bergman are on your tail! This is one of three out-of-this-world comic strip adventures novels to launch the DFC Library so prepare yourself for sumptuous tales from The Spider Moon and prehistoric horror in Mezolith. Ka-POW!

Dave Shelton, the author of Good Dog, Bad Dog says:

Imagine a Bogart and Bacall movie recast with Laurel and Hardy. Dressed in dog suits. That's not really quite what Good Dog, Bad Dog is like but still, imagine. Good Dog, Bad Dog, meanwhile, is a knockabout comic noir adventure comedy full of slapstick humour, terrible puns and exciting action. It's inspired by all the old black and white film noirs that I love but it's unpretentious fun rather than arty homage (though hopefully with a touch of class about it). Comics guru Paul Gravett praised its "snappy patter and clever twists" and called it a "punchy, fast-paced ... witty yarn" and that's pretty much what I was aiming for. It stars canine detectives Kirk Bergman and Duncan McBoo fighting crime in their home city of Muttropolis (I did mention the terrible puns didn't I?) as they tackle villains such as evil Wah Wah Johnson and thuggish Pug Ugly, trade lines with femme fatale Fifi La Confiture and occasionally disguise themselves in unconvincing beards. It's daft exciting fun and it's got milkshakes in it: what more could you want?

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Good Dog, Bad Dog: Part of the DFC library by Dave Shelton

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Definitely First-Class -- Paul Gravett 20100223 It is a brilliant homage to the classic noir detective movies, and pretty much every cop buddy movie going and is laced throughout with snappy dialogue and one-liners that will make you laugh out loud Book Zone for Boys 20100304 Sequential narrative (comic book panels to you and me) can offer more visual possibilities than straightforward writing and Dave Shelton makes full use of the form ... This hairy whodunnit will thrill children from 5-99. Go fetch! -- Emma Byrne Inis 20100901 The plots are goofy, the laughs are there and writer/artist Dave Shelton has got more expression out of his characters than I thought possible. Let's hope we see more of the Muttropolis duo in the future Bear Alley 20100308 A hilarious noir detective romp ... Full of slapstick visual gags and great wordplay, you'll soon develop a soft spot for these two lovable detectives -- Daniel Hahn The Ultimate Book Guide 20100531

About the Author

Dave Shelton

Dave Shelton was born and raised in Leicester (more or less) and educated at Loughborough, Cambridge and Brighton. He now lives and works in Cambridge. He has been drawing and colouring in professionally since 1990 and, as yet, has not starved to death as a result. Dave believes that there is no time of the day or night when it is inappropriate to take a bath or to eat breakfast. He likes crosswords, comics and cricket and has never owned a dog. Do not, under any circumstances, allow him to talk to you about pens.

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Format

Hardback
64 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11

Author

Dave Shelton
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Author's Website

www.daveshelton.com/

Publisher

David Fickling Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Publication date

4th March 2010

ISBN

9780385618250

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