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A Look Back: The Angriest Dog in the World

In 1973, during a period of time which was described as being dictated by “feelings of great anger,” David Lynch created his comic strip ‘The Angriest Dog in the World’.

The comic, which was first published by the LA Reader in 1983, ran through to 1993 and always followed the same formula with the following introduction: “The dog who is so angry he cannot move. He cannot eat. He cannot sleep. He can just barely growl. Bound so tightly with tension and anger, he approaches the state of rigor mortis.

From 1983 to 1992 cartoonist David Lynch, who, I’m led to believe, is a filmmaker of some renown, created his comic strip The Angriest Dog in the World.

Far Out Magazine has a short article about David and his dog.

[David] approached LA Reader with his new venture: “David Lynch called up the editor James Vowell, and said, ‘Hi, I’d like to do a comic strip for you,’ and James wisely said, ‘OK.’ And David Lynch said, ‘Well, it’s kind of a weird concept.” Richard Gehr, the editor of LA Reader once explained. “There’s only like one…part.’ And James said, ‘Well, OK, let’s see how it goes.’”

More samples at Lynchnet.com.

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