Jenner has been an Australian newspaper and magazine cartoonist for over twenty years, drawing professionally and non-professionally in both the Australian and US scene in the small amount of time outside his duties as a full-time doctor. He is currently working in a city general practice, and has adopted the anonymous pen name Jenner as an ethical courtesy. Although a daily strip on the Internet is four years old, his Doc Rat character has been appearing in medical and non-medical magazines for over a decade, including Bush Alert, vicdoc and the Medical Journal of Australia. Jenner currently editorial cartoonist for Australian Doctor Weekly.
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Doc Rat Collection #20

That’s The Score, Doc

The collected Doc Rat webcomic strips from May 2017 to November 2017. (DR-2771 – DR-2902)

The world of Doc Rat is funny, lovable, sad and thoughtful. In peculiar ways, it can be different from out own, and yet in others very much the same. Unlike and like. The stuff of fantasy. The points may be exotic and the rules a little foreign, but… the game itself is one that feels familiar. And in the end, of course, the thing we can relate to, when all is said and finished, is the score. 

In this book of funny strips, two schoolchildren Jarrad and Macaulay debate the use of English language, Ditmar the raccoon aces the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, rat fleas argue over the end of civilization as they know it, a nursing home resident goes wandering, and Ben’s practice undergoes its accreditation review.

So, treat yourself to this book. That’s the score, Doc.

 

Doc Rat Collection #19

Life’s a Con, Doc

The collected Doc Rat webcomic strips from October 2016 to May 2017. (DR-2633 – DR-2770)

Contains a long story. Everybody knows we can all benefit from a little education every now and then. Well, this time Doctor Ben Rat takes some time off to travel to an interstate medical conference, There, with his colleagues Dr Lestrange Wolf and Doctor Jayant Purpuhr, Ben finds his search for knowledge taking him into outlandish adventures, and he learns a whole lot more than he’d expected about life, loyalty and the value of the things he holds most precious.

Volume Nineteen contains this and of course all the usual Doc Rat hilarity. Or, as they say…

Save the world. Share your love. 

 

Doc Rat Collection #18

Ready and Waiting, Doc

The collected Doc Rat webcomic strips from April 2016 to October 2016. (DR-2501 – DR-2632)

Take your pick of the miscellaneous gags, puns and laughs. Meet Kelsey the calcium-milk chemistry cow, Donovan the trouble-seeking joey, Rufus the disaster-prone drug rep, Doc Wolf with his work-life balance, Doe Rémi with her range of exotic tea, a seeing-eye frog, and then… Ben almost misses his own surprise birthday party. 

What people say about Doc Rat Collection #18

Hard to believe Doc Rat has been around for a decade! I remember those early days when our favourite rodent GP was on his white belt both in tae kwon do and in his relationship with Daniella. There’s been a lot of healing and laughs (and healing laughs) in his surgery since then.
Tim Richards, travel writer (iwriter.com.au)
 
A decade of Doc Rat! What a pleasure it is to have followed this saga of thoughtful and evocative story arcs as well as brilliant one-strip gags and magnificent puns and wordplayIn one arc in Book Eighteen, a local group of eight-year-olds teams up to run an “ad campaign” of posters to promote Ben Rat, the doctor who has taken good care of them for years. The result is hilarious, with each day’s poster deliciously topping the one before, and the ultimate resolution is both unobvious and satisfying. But I must warn you: If Book Eighteen is your entry point, you’ll enjoy it as a stand-alone story and you’ll be highly motivated to get the previous volumes to see the background on these delightful characters. Your impulse will be richly rewarded.
Keith Howington, social observer (“Level Head”)
 
Love and laugh as much as you can.
Jarrad Dryandra, numbat
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Doc Rat Collection #17

It’s A Mystery, Doc

The collected Doc Rat webcomic strips from July 2015 to April 2016. (DR-2329 – DR-2500)

Contains a long story. Jarrad the young numbat and his friends Pippie and Macaulay love playing Sherlock Holmes detective games after school. But when Quarrydog, a media-famous teen wolf with a dreadful secret, firstly becomes a thief and then goes missing, his very life ends up hanging on the deductive powers of three plucky kids with one single clue – a hat. This is a story of nail-biting adventure, gentle healing and the secret of true peace.

What people say about Doc Rat Collection #17

On GPs Down Under, the famous Doc Rat entertains with his witty observations of the medical life…
Dr Karen Price, GPDU
 
Jenner has captured the world of Sherlock Holmes with his wonderful sense of humour and style. This book should be added to the collections of Sherlockians and lovers of great Australian comic strips.
Buttons-cum-Commissionaire (President of the Sherlock Holmes Society of WA)
 
The drawings are delightful and with whimsical references to Sherlock Holmes it is an enjoyable read.
Maynooth (Fred Rutter, SHSWA)

Doc Rat Collection #16

All Systems Go, Doc

The collected Doc Rat webcomic strips from February 2015 to July 2015. (DR-2211 – DR-2328)

Home from the maternity ward, Ben and Daniella cope with the mixed joys of new parenthood. The locum doctor Doc Cod has been keeping the practice running, but now Ben’s back in the saddle – dealing with eye exams, flu injections, drug reps, paperwork, wandering dinosaurs and many more laughs. 

There’s also a reprint of a one-shot mini-comic dating from 1998: Thanks For The Memories (Emerson and the Aliens).

What people say about Doc Rat Collection #16

Doc Rat is a hoot. These books should be in every Doctor’s waiting room in Australia!
Gavin Aung Than, (cartoonist – Zen Pencils)
 
Doc Rat and his patients are a perfect fit for the BJGP and a tonic for our readers. Funny and often poignant, the adventures of Doc Rat offer an unfailingly accurate insight into the life of a general practitioner.
Euan Lawson, deputy editor, British Journal of General Practice

Doc Rat Collection #15

Prey Tell, Doc: Peace In Our Fiefdom

The collected Doc Rat webcomic strips from April 2014 to February 2015. (DR-2011 – DR-2210)

Larger book. Contains the second half of a long story. May be unsuitable for children. Contains adult concepts. 

Safely in the maternity ward and in the last days of her precious pregnancy, Daniella has no idea Ben has been cornered into a life-and-death decision that he can’t win. Will the sacrifice have to be the life of Simon/Quarrydog or his own? Or can there be a third way? A way that would involve taking on both the ferocious boss of the wolves and the scheming lord of the rabbits. Doc Rat does his best to win the unwinnable challenge. But after that, there’s an even more impossible dilemma when the babies start coming! 

What people say about Doc Rat Collection #15

With these latest Doc Rat tales, Jenner continues to demonstrate his keen sense of humour and a taste for awful (glorious!) puns. More than that, Jenner shows he is a sharp-eyed and a compassionate  scholar of human nature, balancing difficult life lessons (and even some exciting action sequences) with the laughs.
Narrelle M. Harris, author (The Opposite of Life, Walking Shadows, Showtime)
 
Animal puns, pop culture references, snappy artwork… if you don’t love Doc Rat then you are a monster.
John Richards, writer (Night Terrace, Outland)
 
There’s no elevator pitch for Doc Rat. It’s like Scrubs and All Creatures Great and Small eloped to Downton Abbey by way of The Wind in the Willows and Footrot Flats. It’s silly and deep and fun, and I can’t wait for volume 15.
Ben McKenzie, actor, comedian, game designer
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