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Owen Cook: Police Log June 26th (detail)

Work / Illustration

Owen Cook’s wonderful comics made from the Carmel Pine Cone police log

Owen Cook mines the Carmel Pine Cone police log of Carmel, California and creates the most wonderful comics with the goods. The brief, unabridged transcripts produce excellent short stories. From mysterious beginnings they often end in mundane anti-climax: a fire was only smoke blown from a nearby chimney, and a smashed window was the result of a stray pine cone. Sometimes, though, they are left to hang without explanation, like the deserted easel in the parking lot, the inconclusive squirrel problem or the juvenile warned for sitting on plant life. Drawn and paced beautifully, let’s hope banal petty crime at Carmel-by-the-sea goes on forever so Owen’s comics can too.

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Owen Cook: Police Log June 19th

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Owen Cook: Police Log June 25th

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Owen Cook: Police Log June 19th

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Owen Cook: Police Log

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Owen Cook: Police Log June 26th

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Owen Cook: Police Log June 12th

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Owen Cook: Police Log June 27th

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Owen Cook: Police Log June 2nd