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.
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…
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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!
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