How We Ride by Dog City editor Simon Reinhardt tells the story of a pack of dogs, who are trying to navigate their lives in a small town.
The comic showcases Simon’s bold graphic style, and excellent use of halftones to convey mood and a sense of place. The story is joyful, nostalgic and sad in a restrained, subtle way.
Simon is a 2014 graduate from The Center for Cartoon Studies. You can read most of the comics he’s made on his website, all of which are well worth your time.
If you’re interested in checking out more of Simon’s work, here’s what we recommend:
- You should start by checking out his comic Dead Rappers. Dead Rappers was originally published in Dog City issue #2, and it tells the story of a documentary crew who are trying to uncover a cult that worships the eponymous Dead Rappers.
- Next up, you should check out his comic Crime Planet.This comic documents the rise of a young gangster, Eddie Ford, from a nobody to the head of a crime syndicate. Or does it? Playing with ideas of propaganda, hidden messages, and misinformation, you might not be sure what to believe when you’re reading this comic.
- Lastly, you can check out his ongoing comic strip Detectives, the odd surreal adventures of a detective, who just wants to find his wife… sort of.