My Life as a Dog

November 20th, 2014

It’s time you knew. I’ve been going around masquerading as a dog. A dog who draws dogs. Cats, too.

Ten years ago my good friend, Bill Johnson, came to me with an idea for a comic…how about human-acting dogs and cats living together in New York? Bill had recently moved from Omaha to the Big Apple and he would often call me as he walked around the city, giving me a play-by-play of what he was seeing and hearing in his East Village neighborhood. His quirky, and often hilarious, observations made me feel as though I, too, were experiencing life in the East Village. Never mind that I was in Nebraska.

alt="koterba Petey Sokol dog"

Petey Sokol ponders his next cartoon.


There’s much more of this story to be told, and perhaps one day I’ll share it. But for now, I thought you might enjoy a few samples from the drawing table of yours truly…I mean, from the sketchbook of Petey Sokol…

alt="Koterba Petey cat"

A guy can dream, can’t he?


alt="Koterba moon skateboard dog"

Moonboarding in the city…


For more drawings by “Petey” check out his Instagram here (Instagram account not required).