The Dog Years… Not Your Father’s Comic
Sorry for the long delay in posting, but I had some professional and personal projects that needed addressing. Most importantly my relaxation. In my time off, I had the great pleasure of reading a web comic, by A. Roberts, called The Dog Years. It’s well written, and illustrated in such away that adds more depth and personality to each character and the entire comic. So far there are five issues of the comic (waiting for issue #6 to drop), that details a events of Trey and Jalissa. They are a young Black couple that goes through the normal happenings of love, but their intentions get twisted by each others friends. With each issue you are drawn in to the story of these two, and one aspect that I enjoy, is that their friend’s characters also get developed. Also, since this is based on a young couple in today’s world, it can be a little grown in content sometimes, but it doesn’t do it just because it can. That’s another sign of the good writing which is very hard to find in other comics in this genre.
You’re going to enjoy each issue, and going to keep refreshing the site to see when the next issue is released. While you’re on the site, check out the forums to interact with other fans of the comic. Also if you are really a fan of the artwork, and appreciate having some of it in your home, they have various pieces for you to buy in “The Art Shop”. I’m eyeing the “B-Boxes” myself. Reviewing a comic isn’t something that I had planned for this blog, but this comic is based on the environment that gives birth and meaning to the Soul music and food, that we so enjoy. Stop by the site, grab a piece of cheese cake, and read the entire series. You’ll come away with a greater appreciation for “grown folks comics”, and satisfied sweet tooth. Enjoy.