Pet Noir

Pet Noir

An Illustrated Anthology of Strange but True Pet Crime Stories

Book - 2006
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"He looked like the beast of death."--Cydnee Dubrof, on the dog that killed lacrosse coach Diane Whipple

"I thought she was just a quirky lady. She was well-dressed, she drove a nice car. She didn't seem to be unstable."--a neighbor describing Marilyn Barletta, the Petaluma cat lady

Putting the cat back in catastrophe and the dog in doggoned, Pet Noir entertains (and informs) by turning traditional noir storytelling on its furry little ear: These illustrated tales explore America's obsession with true crime by taking a darkly comedic approach while raising awareness about animal welfare.

Conceived and written by Shannon O'Leary and illustrated by today's finest comic book artists, the stories in Pet Noir shed fur on some of the odder crimes committed in recent years, including the notorious San Francisco deadly dog mauling, the infamous Petaluma cat lady, and the heartbreaking saga of Leo the Bichon Frise's untimely demise at the hands of a savage road-raging lunatic. Pet Noir is a perfect read for true-crime fans, pet lovers, animal rights activists, vegans, and graphic novel aficionados.

Featured artists include Andy Ristaino, Lev Yilmaz, Trevor Alixopolous, John Isaacson, August Bournique, Ben Claassen III, Bitter Pie, Fly, Fred Einaudi, Jen Feinberg, Joan Reilly, MariNaomi, N8 Van Dyke, Paul Musso, Peter Conrad, and Ric Carrasquillo.

Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Manic D Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781933149110
Call Number: SCOWAH
364.187 P44
Characteristics: 126 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Leary, Shannon


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Sep 18, 2011

An interesting little collection of comics based on true pet-crime stories. Wouldn't recommend for children as the stories include pet and human death, violence, and there's one story that deals with beastiality. The purpose of the book is to promote animal welfare and rights, with a few pages at the end with info on organizations that readers can contact if interested.


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Sep 18, 2011

marishkajuko thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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