Danny and Harry

Created by Walter Brogan and Charles Santino

“Danny’s a cat. Harry’s a seagull. They’re private eyes. Proceed.”
— the tagline for this web comic says it all.

DANNY was a lieutenant in the Big One, and for a while, he pounded the beat as a street cop. But after beating up a corrupt police captain, he was looking for a new line of work.

So he decided to start up a little detective agency with his Army buddy HARRY.

Danny’s a bit of a sour puss, a cynical scowl his usual expression, while happy-go-lucky Harry likes to squawk wise now and then. Maybe because he’s also a writer. And God knows how mouthy those writer types can be.

And, er, as previously pointed out, Danny’s a cat and Harry’s a seagull. They’re decked out in all the expected P.I. trappings and visual cues, including fedoras, cigarettes, a pretty secretary (Kitty) that’s easy on the eyes and an office with venetian blinds, all the better for casting noir shadows over everything. Naturally the world is full of anthropomorphic animals: alligator cops, rhinoceros thugs, and foxy femme fatales.

It’s also pretty fun; Danny and Harry: Private Detectives strikes the right balance of parody, affection for the genre and true grit, never taking itself too seriously, and not afraid to present itself in a clean, clear style that kicks the story along, making each segment a little treat.

Originally serialized weekly as a crowd-sourced web comic put out by LINE Webtoons, the comic was created by industry pros Walter Brogan, who’s done art for Cracked and Crazy, as well as storyboards for J Walter Thompson and other leading agencies, and writer Charles Santino is best known for his comic adaptations of Louis L’Amour and Edgar Rice Burroughs, as well as original Conan stories for Marvel.

Currently, they’re crowd-sourcing the funds necessary to wrap up the six-part story, “The Case of the Missing Trunk,” (the first four parts are complete) and publish it as a digital graphic novel. As an enticement, they’re offering a black and white ten-page caper, “Set-Up for a Fall,” completely free, if you sign up for their newsletter.


    (2018-20, LINE Web Toons)
    Six parts
    Created by Walter Brogan and Charles Santino
    Written by Charles Santino
    Art by Walter Brogan
    Web Toons is no longer carrying Danny and Harry, but you can easily find it on ComiXology and DriveThru Comics.

    • “The Case of the Missing Trunk (Part One)” (September 2018)
    • “The Case of the Missing Trunk (Part Two)” (December 2018)
    • Blood Under a Helmet (Part Three)” (March 2019)
    • “A Rat in the House (Part Four)” (September 2019)
    A ten-page black & white story, available for free in exchange for signing up for the Danny and Harry newsletter.


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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