By Vanessa Davis
Distributed by Buenaventura Press
In May of this year, I bought a hot pink Vanessa Davis minicomic titled Spaniel Rage from Buenaventura Press. It was printed in 2007 and doesn’t share any material with Davis’s graphic novel Spaniel Rage or her webcomic Spaniel Rage, though it does contain diary strips from roughly the same time period.
A friend turned me on to Spaniel Rage a few years ago. I could tell he had really fallen in love with Davis’s comics and it took me no time at all to tumble in right after him.
Probably there are plenty of girls who are into wallpaper patterns, accurate pencil drawings of shoes, gossip-sharing and autobio comics. I used to feel alone, but Davis’s comics speak directly to my demographic. For us observant, over-sensitive, over-analytical, fun-loving people with flaws and shopping addictions, Spaniel Rage should be all the rage.