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Yan Marchand, Vincent Sorel: Diogenes the Dog-Man

Yan Marchand, Vincent Sorel

Diogenes the Dog-Man

Translated by Anna Street

Hardcover, 64 pages


Diogenes not only admires the honesty of dogs, he has actually become one—sleeping, eating, and lifting his leg to pee wherever he chooses! Best of all, unlike humans, who dupe one another as to their true feelings, Diogenes the Dog-Man is free to bark at and even bite his adversaries in the calves—even if they happen to be Alexander the Great. Initially, the citizens gathered in the Agora think Diogenes is mad. But it soon becomes clear that we can all learn a thing or two from dogs about how to live a simple life.

  • ethics
  • young readers
  • poverty
  • ancient philosophy
  • happiness
  • Cynisism

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Yan Marchand

Yan Marchand is  a writer and philosopher who lives and works in Brest, a city where it rains dogs, day by day (with an architecture that gives him the possibility to learn how to die). Anyway, there’s no danger that he is going to be a cynic.
Vincent Sorel

Vincent Sorel

studied illustration at the École des Arts décoratifs in Strasbourg. He is a contributor to the Comic-Online-Soap Autres Gens, the Fanzine Écarquillettes and the Webmagazine Numo.