“The fun-loving doggo duo that clobbers and kicks life in the butt.”
From a review by Aya Tantiangco at GMA News Online:
…the title reveals everything you need to know about it—except for the fact that Dolly and Lavinia are fluffy dogs and we need this adventure right now.
Ko’s art is both whimsical and bizarre—and there’s more than enough room in local children’s literature for a little strangeness. There’s a bit of oddness on each page, but Ko treats the strange as normal, and it’s the kind of hug each oddball needs.
A story with two female leads is always more than welcome, and it’s especially refreshing to find a children’s book that presents an alternative to traditional gender stereotypes without being spiteful.
By introducing Dolly and Lavinia, we’re all exposed to characters—heroes, really—that we didn’t think we would read about. In a world that treats carbs as a villain, Dolly lives with no regrets of eating deep-fried potato croquettes. (Goodreads)
“Dolly & Lavinia Explore the Interverse” by Trizha Ko stars two fluffy dogs and their bizaare adventures in a freaky journey through various virtual realities. It is equal parts children’s book, art book and trippy literature. I highly recommend it for those looking for a fresh and playful read.
I don’t really have much more to say about this. It’s one of those things that is better experienced than talked about. It’s certainly indescribable. Suffice it to say that this is a must-have psychedelic pastel adventure! Read this for that perfect quick escape from the mundane. Dolly and Lavinia will surely turn your world upside down–so buckle up and “shut up your gut!”
Some good news for my fellow Filipino readers: this comic book is now made available through our online shop at mervstore.com 💖 You may also follow @mervstore in Instagram for timely updates of new Filipino titles and merchandise. 🇵🇭
Let me leave you with some of my favorite pages from the book. I hope you enjoy a glimpse to the whimsical and colorful world of Dolly & Lavinia ✨
Overall Rating: 4/5
About the Author
Trizha Ko is a comic artist and graphic designer from the Philippines. She is the mother of the fun-loving doggo duo that clobbers and kicks life in the butt.
Dolly is based on her real life baby @murkymilky.
Paperback, 72 pages
Published November 19th 2016 by Anino Comics