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Written & Drawn by Gabriel Hardman
Published by Monkeybrain Comics
Hardman's digital comic explores obsession and diversion with humor and heart. Such human foibles are best reflected through a dog named Kinski, and Joe's efforts to rescue him. Completely captivating in its simplicity and focus, Kinski is so gracefully told with such clean storytelling and resonant dialogue, it almost instantly pulls you in. It's a beautiful story.
-- Robot 6 Contributor Corey Blake
2013 was a year that many creators stepped outside of the comfort zone -- and Hardman is a prime example of that. As he noted in May 2013: 'I always intended to draw this story in a somewhat simpler style than my other work. That's reflected in both the line work and the six panel grid I'm working with, not to mention sticking with black and white instead of color. It's the cartooning equivalent of shooting a film guerrilla style.' I admire Hardman for attempting a story of a guy and a dog not his own -- and the complications that ensue.
-- Robot 6 Columnist Tim O'Shea