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Roy & Al

Roy & Al

By Ralf König
Categories: Humour, LGBTQ+, Gay Literature, Graphic Novels & Non-Fiction
Paperback : 9781551522067, 64 pages, 2006


Roy & Al is the first English-language book by Europe's most popular gay cartoonist, Germany's Ralf König, whose collections have sold over a million copies and been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, and Danish.

Ralf's enormous popularity can be attributed to his skill at combining classic comedic situations with good old-fashioned raunch. Roy & Al is a hilarious, erotically charged series of gay comics starring two dogs whose owners are dating; Al, a small purebred, is rather fey, and treats the unsophisticated with disdain, while Roy, a larger mongrel, is coarser and more down-to-earth (and a tad overweight). Any similarities between masters and dogs are strictly intentional. Roy & Al is an uproarious vision of contemporary gay life through the eyes of man's best friend.


  • Short-listed, Lambda Literary Award 2007


For sweet-tempered satire, don't miss Roy & Al. ..stingingly funny commentary about the hedonistic ways of urban gay men.

- Xtra! West

König's work is most reminiscent of the early days of gay comics such as Gay Comix and Meatmen . .. It pushes boundaries, demanding more than mere acceptance but also an appreciation of gay life in all its outrageousness--or, more generally of life in all the diversity of its outrageousness, whether gay or straight, German or American, vanilla or kinky.
-EdgeBoston. com


I spent most of the night with my feet propped up on my desk, chuckling over every page--much to the irritation of those in the newsroom who actually wanted to make the paper's deadline. (Warning: It's not for those who find cartoon sex disturbing).
-The Vancouver Province blog

- Province blog