Webcomic: Dog's Days of Summer
Dog's Days of Summer was an adult, interactive webcomic by Blotch and the sequel to First Time for Everything which featured Diego and Bayshore on their first summer together, approximately one year before Dog days of Summer.
Dog's Days of Summer won the 2008 Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work.
The main character was a dingo named Diego. Other characters in the comic included a red kangaroo named Jack, a zorse (horse-zebra hybrid) called The Brumby, Bayshore the otter, the tiger Raj and a female black cat named Zeb, among others.
The comic was set on the fictional Bendigo Beach in Australia. The premise of the comic was Diego's day to day life as he and his friends try to woo the tourists as well as deal with Diego's ex from last summer.
The summary on the back of the graphic novel describes the story as:
"Diego the dingo spends the better part of his days in the company of his local friends, trolling the popular Bendigo Beach for tourists and one-night-stands. However, with the near limitless possibilities before him and the sudden reappearance of his ex-boyfriend, Diego finds himself struggling to make up his mind and sort through his conflicting feelings. Is he happy to remain a footloose beach bum with a voracious sexual appetite, or can he throw away his lifestyle and reputation for an old flame?"
The Dog's Days of Summer placeholder for its release in June 2008.The comic initially began as a webcomic. Every Sunday an installment of Dog's Days of Summer was posted on the Dogs Days LiveJournal
, along with a multiple choice poll that influenced the next installment of the story. Voting ended each Wednesday.
Now that voting week to week on the comic has ended, the LiveJournal
is used for updates on the comics publication and Dog's Days related art produced by Blotch.
The comic ran the summer of 2007. The entire comic (including the un-posted second half of the story) has been published by Sofawolf Press in color for its debut at Anthrocon 2008.
The Dog's Days of Summer was successfully released at Anthro Con
2008 (June 27th) and sold out of all 300 printed copies the first day of sale. A reprint was issued by Sofawolf Press and the initial online release of the comic was delayed several weeks until the new books were in-stock (July 2008).