the artist describes herself as a wannabe punk who can make a mean curry. But she’s more than that. Kasey is also a webcomic artist and professional colorist for animation. Right now, she’s working on Animaniacs at Warner Bros, but she also makes her own art and comics on the side. One of which is The Good Boy Report.
The premise is simple: every Friday, Kasey shares illustrations of the dogs she had spotted that week. And one could say that even the pictures are ‘simple’. However, I think that’s the beauty of the series.
The Good Boy Report does not have intricate world-building or a dramatic plot. Heck, it does not even have colors. What it does have is a collection of charismatic dogs that take up the central role in every weekly edition. Combine that with Kasey’s cute and witty captions and you’ve got yourself a wholesome project that’s absolutely awesome the way it is.
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the artist drew the first page for The Good Boy Report in October of 2018 as a part of Inktober, challenge artists do for fun in October, where they draw something in ink each day of the month. I was doing a journal comic each day, but I quickly realized that being unemployed and stuck at home at the time, I didn’t have a ton of stuff to write and draw about that wasn’t sad-sack-y, she told Bored Panda.
So I drew a page that was just about four dogs I’d spotted that day, giving them captions and trying to focus on their personalities. I posted it on the Facebook group Dogspotting Society, which I’m a huge fan of, and it took off! I make sure each page follows the rules of dog spotting (they’re all dogs I’ve never met before and was not expecting to see), and I post them there as well as on Instagram every Friday.
After that, it basically comes down to which dogs I see that have the strongest personalities, which ones I can come up with the best/funniest caption for, and also which ones suit the page the best. I try to consider the pages as full pieces more than just the individual panels, so I think about each one having a “punchline” of sorts. When I write it all out, it seems like so much mental work for silly dog comics,