Contemporary Canadian Literature with a Distinctly Urban Twist

Anvil Press

Dry Shave

Dry Shave

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If you like your comic strip characters cute and cuddly, you’ll hate Dry Shave. Dry Shave cracks open a hardboiled world of laconic lowlifes, pugnacious palookas, shiftless grifters and demented dames—with a tip of the pork-pie hat to Robert Mitchum. As featured in Vancouver’s The Georgia Straight and Toronto’s eye weekly magazine, Rod Filbrandt’s wacky cast of noir characters is brought together in his first collected edition.


  • Publication: Jan 1998
  • ISBN: 9781895636215
  • Pages: 120 pp
  • Size: 5.5 x 6.75 inches

Rod Filbrandt is a Vancouver-based cartoonist and illustrator. His comic strip, Dry Shave, appeared weekly in Vancouver's The Georgia Straight and Toronto's Eye Weekly. His distinctive illustrative style has appeared in magazines across the country, including Vancouver Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and Men's Health.

Books by Rod Filbrandt