A Dog's Life with Anna Webb

This week David Vozar joins us to talk about his inspirational Chippy - the little white 'webtoon' pup who has spread joy, kindness, and positivity to billions of people globally for over a decade in the world of GIFs. 

David is Chippy’s official ’scribbler and draws on his memories of his childhood dog. After many years working in publishing he returned to his true love of drawing and taught himself animation. In an effort to push back on all the negativity in social media he thought that bringing Chippy each day with messages of unconditional love would resonate with people. 

David continues to live in New Jersey and has worked in publishing for more than forty years. He has three picture books for children including, Yo! Hungry Wolf, M.C. Turtle and the Hip Hop Hare and RAPunzel, all illustrated by Betsy Lewin. His first two Chippy the Dog books, If Chippy Was Your Dog and 100 Ways to Love You, were self-published and is thrilled with the new editions as well as a new daily Chippy calendar coming from Sourcebooks in October.

The book If Chippy Was Your Dog

Chippy's Instagram and Linktree

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For more about Anna go to annawebb.co.uk

Music and production by Mike Hanson for Pod People Productions

Cover art by Jaijo

Cover photo by Rhian Ap Gruffydd at Gruff Pawtraits

What is A Dog's Life with Anna Webb?


They’re companions, guardians, and much much more – they complete us. And they just might save us from ourselves.

Anna Webb explores all levels of modern dog ownership and brings to life why every dog is extraordinary.

She speaks to scientists and experts - people who have and are changing our understanding of dogs - on everything from emotional intelligence to nutrition to behaviour, delving deep into subjects like homeopathy, telepathic communication and the pet food scandal.

It's thought provoking, alternative, and not a little subversive.

Cover photo by @Gruffpawtraits