Madi Baker

Paper Doll & Aggressively Affectionate

The first part of my two-part thesis is Paper Doll - a collection of observational and self-reflective short form comics including diary, slice-of-life, and nonfiction.

In the second part of my thesis, Aggressively Affectionate, my beloved pup, Spotty, and I analyze the way humans impact their pets’ lives and the ways that pets affect theirs. This mixture of nonfiction and personal experiences includes topics such as Fad Pets, Dalmatian Syndrome, Breeding, Pavlovian Conditioning, Endless Shedding, and why your pet makes solid eye contact with you while they take their morning poop, all packaged in the form of a collection of Graphic Memoir and Essay style comics.