How much chaos can one dog attract? In a whirlwind of debt, accusations and failed expectations, Terry Mann finds out who his real friends are. Join Terry and his unsuitable dog Eric in this compelling adventure: even the vet won’t want to put it down!


This full colour graphic novel is funny and sad, tragic and triumphant by turns. Welcome to the fictional town of Oldroyd, where the lives of ordinary people play out a heartwarming story of family, friendship and fear of failure.


About Mann's Best Friend:

"It’s compassionate and compelling, grounded in the hilly northern English countryside where the book is set, and brimming with character… recommended for those who like their comics to have a finely-tuned blend of uplifting grittiness." Grovel


"It's just like watching a Sunday film. It’s something you could read quite easily again and again, because it’ll bring a smile to your face." Comic Art Festival Podcast episode 12


"I seriously think it’s one of the best dog books we’ve ever been sent." Jo Good, Barking Hour, Radio London


"Loved it – highly recommended." Philippa Perry


"The illustrations complement the narrative like Lancashire cheese does to apple pie." Derek Whatling, reader


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ISBN: 978-0-9957943-0-6; Paperback,164pp, 152mm x 229mm, £14.95

About the authors


Mann’s Best Friend is a graphic novel by sisters Scarlett & Sophie Rickard. Sophie makes up the stories and Scarlett draws the pictures. This has been going on since they were children, when Scarlett’s constant phrase was “Tell me what to draw!”


The sisters grew up in the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, and the culture and landscape of the north-west feature prominently in Mann’s Best Friend.


Scarlett is an illustrator and graphic artist ( living in Kent. Sophie is a writer and therapeutic counsellor ( living in Cheshire. They are both collie owners. Despite living hundreds of miles apart they work closely on every stage of their projects — and have a lot of fun doing it.