Comics as an art medium are remarkable in their own right. Between panels and across caricatures, they say so much, without really trying that hard.
It takes a mark of wit and wisdom and a deep observation of the world around us to come up with the sublime genius of Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, Dilbert and the likes.
Cartoonists have been long inspired by the dogs. They have dipped their inks in the love and loyalty, fun and furry, of the canine kind to bring us comic relief and at times sent us running to grab the tissues. Here are some of our favorite comic strips featuring dogs.
The best Comic strips featuring dogs
Salih’s endearing comic begins with a crime, the kidnapping of a stray dog…
The mere mention sends shivers down the spines. Despite its certainty, the fear it accompanies comes almost naturally. Artist Jenny Jinya created an emotional comic titled, “Good Boy” presenting the possibilities of the afterlife.
For those who had already had a stroke, the risk of death due to a heart attack was decreased by 31% as compared to stroke survivors who didn’t have a dog.
Another Swedish study of more than 3,36,000 dog owners and non-owners who had suffered a heart attack or stroke, found that the risk of death for heart attack patients who lived alone — but had dogs — was 33% lower than the solitary adults without dogs.
“We know that social isolation is a strong risk factor for worse health outcomes and premature death. Previous studies have indicated that dog owners experience less social isolation and have more interaction with other people. Furthermore, keeping a dog is a good motivation for physical activity, which is an important factor in rehabilitation and mental health.”
– Tove Fall, professor at Uppsala University, Sweden
Aside from being a loyal and loving companion, dogs are indeed the good boys you’ve heard people say they are. So take forth a healthy step for a positive outlook on life, and bring home happiness.