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Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats.

Bestselling cartoonist Jim Benton of It's Happy Bunny and Dear Dumb Diary fame has also been posting whimsical, dry-humored, and at-times nasty cartoons on, where nearly half of the top-100 cartoons on the "Cartoons" subreddit are his. Now, for the first time, these cartoons have been gathered into a single book. From wry observations about the absurdities of life and acerbic comments to poetic musings, from cats and dogs to humans, and from one style to another, this compendium will astound readers as it exposes them to the breadth of Benton's seemingly inexhaustible talent for humor.

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Dog Butts and Love by Jim Benton


Nominated for an Eisner award.


Recommended as 1 of 5 books to give for Christmas by!

"tricked out with ironic twists and surrealist humor." Publishers Weekly

"If Jim Benton had written this blurb, it would have been more shorter, smarter, and would have contained a salient observation on human nature." - Zach Weinersmith, Cartoonist,

"Essentially, if you or your recipient like books that make you want to photograph and tweet every page, you should buy this. The beautifully-named 'Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats.' is available in paperback or Kindle at Amazon UK, but we'd argue this is one of those books you want in the flesh." - Holly Brockwell, 

"Jim Benton is an amazing artist and writer, who has for years graced the internet with his hilarious and sometimes poignant comics. His clever humour has sparked thousands of conversations on our site, and for the past four years he has engaged the reddit community with wit and charm alike. Jim's comics are beloved highlights in a sea of billions of posts we see on reddit, and he has consistently managed to stand out, making us (and many others) laugh nearly every day." -Alex Angel, Community Manager,

"...Eventually I peeked over her shoulder, and started laughing, too. Eventually we went through the whole book together, front to back. It was marvelously entertaining, because Benton is obviously insane, or insanely creative. Not two gags were very much alike, and tone and subject matter ranged from light-hearted "The Far Side" kind of stuff, to the black humor of Charles Addams' "The Addams Family," and everywhere in between. "Dog Butts" turned out to be genuinely original and very entertaining, which was a welcome surprise." -Andrew A. Smith, Chicago Tribune

"To have a collection of his best works available in one collection is a huge victory for humanity, for he has a talent for illustrating some truly laugh out loud stuff that tickles everyone's funny bones. The fact he doesn't rely on one style of illustration keeps things fresh, and makes him a chameleon in comics. No too simple and not too raunchy, Benton walks that fine line of humor successfully and makes the reader enjoy laughing. I had many good, hearty laughs throughout." --


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