By Hendrik Dorgathen. Published by Bries.
Softcover, 64 pages, Colour, 2009.
Space Dog is the story of a little farm dog who takes the train to the big city. He can stay with a black blues musician and falls in love with a bitch. During a nightly walk he is plucked from the street and taken to an asylum. When the NASA visits the asylum he is selected for a first space voyage. So he becomes Space Dog: world famous, rich and powerful.
This book’s subject matter, bright colours, neo-expressionist style, smart useof pictograms and sociocultural context turn Space Dog into a contemporary Masereel.