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Trench Dogs

Ian Densford (author)

ISBN: 9781682472330

Publication Date: Sep 2018

Format: Paperback

Inspired from assorted first-hand accounts, this fictional story of World War I is a sweeping look across the war and the soldiers who experienced the horrors of the front lines and high seas. The nightmares of World War I and the fallout afterwards are often overlooked. This book asks the reader to look again and remember the dead, to weigh their number against those that would choose war.
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Inspired from assorted first-hand accounts, this fictional story of World War I is a sweeping look across the war and the soldiers who experienced the horrors of the front lines and high seas. While horse drawn carts and trains were ordinary sights, some of the first automobiles, tanks, submarines, airplanes, and battleships were being used; alongside machine guns, poison gas, and flame throwers. The nightmares of World War I and the fallout afterwards are often overlooked, this book asks the reader to look again and remember the dead, to weigh their number against those that would choose war. Conceived as a long, continuous camera pan through the trenches and beyond, the reader is soon buried in mud, corpses, and ruin, emerging on the other side with blurred recollections of lost comrades and a nagging sense of pointless destruction.

Reviews

"There are a lot of superb interpretations and renderings throughout the book ... It's almost like reading poetry." – History with Mark Bielski

"The burgeoning audience of graphic novel fans, especially the historically literate ones, will certainly be impressed by this book…. The author's and publisher's intentions could not be more honorable…. [We are] happy to recommend Trench Dogs." – Historical Naval Society

"[Trench Dogs is] very cinematic in a way where one scene flows into the next…. It kind of feels like a tracking shot and the concept is really great…. Not something I can think of being done in comics before." – Graphic Policy (YouTube)

"[T]here is wisdom in this book in its depiction of human suffering, selfishness, selflessness and survival. [...] Death is the great equalizer and, when people encounter it, we can learn a lot from that. Ian Densford has masterfully managed to encapsulate that fact into a comic book." – Comics Workbook

"Trench Dogs by Ian Densford is an ambitious graphic novel…. The art is detailed and impressive…. It's beautiful to look at…. This is an impressive attempt to do something different in the comics medium and in so many ways it succeeds." – Graphic Policy
Imprint Dead Reckoning
Pages 184
Dimensions 168 x 260
Date Published 30 Sep 2018
Publisher Naval Institute Press
Subject/s Fiction   Military history   First World War  
Ian Densford the author and illustrator is a working artist living in New York state with his wife, Tae, and their son, Anderson. When not animating on the computer, or drawing in his sketchbook, you can find him frolicking in the nearby forest and rocky hillsides.

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