Ollie and Nina and ... Daft Doggy Doings! is a humorous graphic novel that alternate between cartoon, full-colour comic strips about a pair of precocious dogs (based on the real-life beloved pets of author Neil Sullivan) and written anecdotes and escapades from their doggy daily lives. "Ollie love the beach. When we first took him, he was totally blown away by the wide-open spaces. He'd bolt off like a loony in long, sweeping loops, pelting at full throttle with a massive grin on his face." Gentle and heartwarming, Ollie and Nina and ... Daft Doggy Doings! is a choice pick of dog lovers, and makes an excellent gift book any time of year. Highly recommended. --Midwest Book Review
This soft back of 80 pages concerns two crossbreed rescue dogs. Ollie is a Collie/Saluki cross and Nina a Whippet/Saluki cross, re-homed at different times, in fact Nina was rescued from kennels in Kuala Lumpur when the author was living in Asia and Ollie was "found online" where he was looking for a "forever home.' In his introduction the author explains that Ollie is all heart, silly, spontaneous and loving. He is always busy, nosing around and looking for adventures. He loves other dogs and will play with them until they are all played out. Nina he describes as thoughtful, wise and gentle. She likes other dogs, especially small ones, but she is very wary of small children. The author then goes on to say that "you never really know what's happened to reduce dogs in their past, do you?" The book is very easy to read and the colourful cartoons of Ollie and Nina on their day to day doings are irresistible, both for adult readers and certainly any children involved. --Trevor Turner
About the Author
Neil has over 25 year s experience in the advertising industry as a copywriter and art director, creating hundreds of funny TV ads. Neil has always had a keen interest in writing and drawing funny kids' books and cartoons. He uses his astute advertising communication skills to connect with parents and children alike. All his 'Ollie And Nina And' stories are based on insightful truths with a teeny bit of artistic licence thrown in for added humorous effect. Neil likes to observe the silly doggie things Ollie and Nina do, and uses that as inspiration to create his hilarious cartoon strips.