Graphic Novel Raises Ethical Issues: Laika
Posted by lisagbrown on October 2, 2008
Nick Abadzis’ graphic novel Laika tells the story of the first dog sent to space. Abadzis brings this story to life with vivid drawings and painstaking attention to historical detail. Laika was a street mutt whose life was sacrificed to further the Soviet/American space race.
Society and Animals: The Journal of Human-Animal Studies has published my full review of this amazing graphic novel. The review, which appears in the journal’s current issue, can be read by clicking the link below:
*Update, Tuesday, October 7, 2008*
Nick Abadzis recently posted some new reviews of Laika on his blog. He included several in-depth reviews including mine, posted above. Check out the other reviews and explore Abadzis’ utterly entertaining site by clicking here.