Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Emma Pass Takes the Dare



As anyone who follows me on Twitter knows, I am the minion to proud owner of an ex-racing greyhound, AKA The Hound, who takes his retirement very seriously. So when the Thirteeners’ very own April Tucholke dared me to draw a comic strip about him, I couldn’t resist. Without further ado, I present to you… a guide to building your very own Hound!



If you’re interested in having a Hound of your own, why not check out the greyhound project. (If you’re in the UK, check out the Retired Greyhounds Trust. Or, if you happen to live in Oregon, by chance, go to Homes for Hounds.)

Emma Pass grew up at an environmental studies centre near London, went to art school in Cornwall and now lives in the North-East Midlands with her artist husband, where she has a day job at her local library. She is represented by Carolyn Whitaker at London Independent Books and her YA dystopian thriller ACID is out from Random House Children's Books in early 2013. You can find her blog here, and catch her procrastinating on Twitter here. She also blogs over at The Lucky 13s.

Next up: Us. We're doing a special Friday the 13th thing on April 13th. There will be cool prizes.

25 comments:

  1. I love the hat. Of course, I can't imagine ever wearing it now, but I love it. ;D

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    1. Ha ha! Yes, that is definitely *his* hat. ;oD

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  2. Emma, your Hound's modesty is gentlemanly and admirable. He has, no doubt, broken many she-hound hearts.

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    1. It should be known that April's comment made me giggle audibly. :)

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    2. I didn't giggle - I guffawed loudly and obnoxiously!

      Emma and her hound are way too awesome and cool for words!!

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    3. Thank you April, Erin and Ellen! He is a bit of a player… four girlfriends and counting. *shakes head*

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    4. I thought I was Hound's fan before. The hat put me over the moon. Now I'm an ultra fan. So adorable! Thanks, Emma!

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  3. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Love it!!! What more can I say. Fab you for promoting the RGT too - good on ya!

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  4. Thank you, Abi! Don't go showing your Hound the last pic, now, will you?! ;o)

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  5. That hound is massive. I do not know if it would fit in most of my rooms...perhaps I am not truly ready to own such a majestic, and modest creature. ;-)

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    1. Jenn, he is indeed gigantic. There are smaller models available, though! And I'm sure you can get hats to fit them, too. ;o)

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  6. Emma, this is awesomely hilarious!! That has got to be one of the most massive dogs I've ver seen!

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    1. Thank you, Elsie! And yep, he IS big. 40 kilos! Luckily he's also a giant softie and the laziest. Dog. Ever. We love him to bits!

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  7. Fantastic! I'm starting work on my own hound right now. Emma you are a genius and comic strip writer/illustrator extraordinaire! I had another friend who owned a greyhound who used to bark in stereo. He was called Sir Hound Sound.

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    1. Thank you, Tom! Let me know how you get on. I can send a hat if you need it. And Sir Hound Sound - LOVE it!

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  8. Yay for making your own hound! Although I doubt mine would be as cute as yours.

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    1. Thanks, Talli! He's definitely a cutie! Which is probably why he gets away with EVERYTHING…

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  9. This is so funny ... and also so wonderful -- I've known a few adopted greyhounds, and they are so sweet. Such great organizations, too!

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  10. Thank you, Julia! Yes, there are some great (or should that be greyt?) organisations out there. I really admire the work they do.

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