Consider this a plug! Evan Dorkin delivers his pitch for BEASTS OF BURDEN, a four-issue miniseries written by him and painted by Jill Thompson:

I do know what the deal on the comic is: It’s $2.99 for 23 pages of story and art (the first issue is 23 pages, the others are 22), wonderfully painted by the talented and popular Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Magic Trixie, Sandman et al). Dogs and cats versus the supernatural. Come on, that sounds okay, doesn’t it? It’s at least half as good as a kid bitten by a spider who gets superpowers and can’t make money even though he invents all this great stuff and sews a costume all in one night. Don’t you think? Well, okay, maybe not, but it’s still okay in my book. And it’s only three bucks! Three lousy bucks. Cripes, you people, really, don’t tell me about the economy, I don’t want to hear that jive talk. Just take it out of your mom’s bag, or your dad’s wallet. Bring some beer bottles in for redemption. Roll the town drunk. Busk. Do something. Hell, my daughter has three bucks, and she’s only four. Don’t give me any excuses this September. Please. I beg of you.

We beg of you too! Is there any reason in the world not to buy this gorgeous comics about KITTIES AND PUPPIES? Who fight the supernatural? It’s got “awesome’ written all over it in big felt tip marker.


  1. For those who are interested in seeing preview pages from the BEASTS OF BURDEN miniseries, you can see five pages of artwork from BoB #1 and #2. Scroll down to the bottom to see pages from BoB #1.


  2. Anyone who saw their previous stories in the series in various Dark Horse anthologies knows what a treat this mini-series will be. I’m greatly looking forward to this (as well as Parker & Lieber’s Underground, which also comes out in September!)