Dec 12th 2011 By: Andy Khouri
On sale now from First Second Books is MUSH: Sled Dogs With Issues
, a new graphic novel written by Glenn Eichler
, whose work you know from The Colbert Report
and a little MTV animated series he created called Daria
. Illustrated by Joe Infurnari
(ACT-I-VATE), the 128-page book
offers a look into the office politics (and romances) of Alaskan sled dogs
, some of whom live only to run and some of whom yearn for a more creative existence. MUSH's
talking dog characters are as well-developed as they are cute, and their story parallels the tense relationship between their misanthropic mountain man owner and his homesick companion.
was given a plug
on a recent episode of The Colbert Report
, whose host Stephen Colbert described the graphic novel as "talking Alaskan sled dogs jostling for power,"
which is really quite accurate. First Second provided ComicsAlliance with a 27-page preview
that you can read after the cut.