About the Author
Adrian Raeside was born 1957 in Dunedin, New Zealand. At the age of 15 he moved with his parents to England then on to Canada, where he worked at various jobs from loading grain ships in Thunder Bay, to surveying on the West Coast. Editorial cartoonist for the Victoria Times Colonist for 32 years, Raeside’s editorial cartoons appear in over 200 newspapers and magazines worldwide, from the Los Angeles Times, to Newsweek Japan.
In 1988, Raeside began producing animated editorial cartoons for the CBC Journal, going on to create, direct and produce dozens of animated shows for Turner Broadcasting and Children’s Television Workshop – adapting Jim Henson Muppet characters for animation.
Raeside is the author of over a dozen books. He lives in Whistler, BC.
Dogs are tops–35 percent of Canadian households include at least one canine–and anyone who’s been owned by one (yes, that’s right) will tell you why: we share in each other’s joy and pain; they cheer us up when we’re blue; they strive to please us and are indispensable workers, serving us even at their peril; we pamper and play with them, train them and take them for walks (actually, they take us); they sleep in our beds; sit on our laps; and if we let them they will follow us to the ends of the earth. But do we really know what they think?This collection is for anyone who has ever wondered what constitutes “dog breath” to a dog, the real reason why dogs hate doggie coats, or why they replaced woolly mammoths as man’s best friend. The answer to the last question is that dogs shed slightly less. But for other profound, hilarious and sometimes poignant observations, like why dogs shouldn’t open restaurants, or what would happen if a dog actually caught a car, readers need look no further than Tails Don’t Lie–the best of Adrian Raeside’s dog cartoons.