This comedy book for children is presented as a graphic novel and tells the tale of Brownie and Apollo, two of man’s best friends. The dogs (one big, stupid and hungry, the other small, smart and hungry) are suddenly faced with the end of the world and the prospect of no people to feed them!
Their most immediate problem is how to escape their own house. After licking the door knob yields unpromising results, they are eventually rescued, in unlikely circumstances, and set about hunting for some food. The anthropomorphic muts are soon fortunate enough to reach paradise… a supermarket full of food!
Sadly, they are not the only animals who have survived the holocaust, nor are they the only creatures craving shelter in the superstore. They are soon embroiled in a vicious battle with fierce, feral woodlanders intent on marking their territory. The skirmish plays out hilariously thanks to the addition of a flea who has just crawled out from within the pages of The Art of War and helpfully sets up camp in Brownie’s ear.
Young readers will enjoy emerging themselves in a world that is entirely without people, where diligent police dogs patrol the empty streets. Children will find the the banter that barks back and forth between Brownie and Apollo very amusing and will be tickled further by the crude, cartoonish illustrations. However, the story is left entirely unfinished in order to make way for the sequel (predictably, Apocalypse Miaow Miaow) and this abrupt end arrives just as the most exciting elements of the canines’ characters are beginning to emerge.