One year ago today, the world lost one of its most talented cartoonists — Brad Anderson, creator of my second favourite Great Dane, Marmaduke.
Scooby Doo is of course my favourite of the Gentle Giants, but Marmaduke has always been a close follow-up. A horse-size ball of zany antics, Marmaduke kept his owners, the Winslows, and their neighbours, Mr. and Mrs. Snyder, on their toes. Whether he was dragging Phil at top speed down the street, sneaking bones into Dottie’s stew, letting Barbara play dress-up with him, or saying bedtime prayers with Billy, the loveable giant found a permanent home in readers’ hearts. Continue reading