A Dog Named Jimmy

A Dog Named Jimmy : The Social Media Sensation

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100 new and classic images of popular Instagram celebrity Jimmy Choo the Bull Terrier On Rafael Mantesso's thirtieth birthday, his wife left him. She took their cookware, their furniture, their photos, their decorations. She left Rafael alone in an empty all-white apartment. The only thing she didn't take was their bull terrier, whom she'd named after her favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo. With only Jimmy for company, Rafael found inspiration in his blank walls and his best friend and started snapping photos of Jimmy Choo as he trotted and cavorted around the house in glee. Then, when Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, on a whim Rafael grabbed a marker and drew a new world around his ginger-eared pup. Suddenly, Rafael felt his long-dormant inspiration for drawing, for art, for life returning. The result? Hundreds of charming and cheeky images chronicling the owner and dog's relationship and adventures, including poses in a Star Wars stormtrooper helmet, passed out with liquor bottles, and as the shark in "Jaws." Mantesso's Instagram feed quickly garnered fans from all over the world and caught the attention of major media outlets like "Today, The Huffington Post, USA Today, " and the "Daily Mail," as well as Jimmy's namesake, the luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo Ltd. Now, Mantesso presents a definitive selection of new and classic images of Jimmy and includes the backstory of how the two became such great collaborators. As heartwarming as it is hilarious, "A Dog Named Jimmy" will delight animal lovers everywhere. "show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 206 x 206 x 15mm | 590g
  • Avery Publishing Group
  • United States
  • English
  • 052542962X
  • 9780525429623
  • 165,835

About Rafael Mantesso

Rafael Mantesso is a Brazil-based artist and illustrator, restaurant owner, and editor in chief of the Brazilian gastronomy site "Marketing na Cozinha."show more

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