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Welcome, August 2019

About the Print Cover

This month’s cover illustration is by Brian Clarke, aka Les Toil. He is a Berkeley artist with a love for “Big Daddy Roth car models, paintings of big-eyed children, The Fantastic Four, MAD Magazine, The Jackson Five, and Bruce Lee. These are some of the aesthetic forces that have molded my art.”

He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts and The San Francisco Academy of Art. He invented the name Les Toil when he was creating rock ’n’ roll art posters and CD cover art for the bands he loved. That technique involved pen and ink and digital painting as opposed his traditional style of painting with oils and acrylics. Learn more at

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Are you a professional San Francisco pet photographer or illustrator with an amazing pet portfolio? Bay Woof would like to feature your dog-centric images. If you would like for your images and portfolio to be considered, contact the editor,

About Bay Woof

Bay Woof is a free monthly newspaper for San Francisco Bay Area dog lovers. Our mission is to be the voice of the local dog community and an essential resource for people who love their pets — the wonderfully dense and diverse population of the San Francisco Bay Area.

It is available at vet clinics, pet stores, and other dog-friendly locations near you. We’ll be sharing our love of dogs as we bring you the best of the Bay’s canine news and views, each and every month. Readers will find engaging articles by local dog people, including the best and brightest of Bay Area pet professionals. Great graphic design makes the paper a visual feast, and you’ll find wonderful photos, drawings, and cartoons in every issue.

Articles cover a wide range of topics, including dog training and health, dog-friendly travel, dog sports, and all things canine.

Thanks and best wishes from the staff of Bay Woof!

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To contact Bay Woof editor Judith M. Gallman, email her at Her direct phone number is 510-879-3729.


Main article photo by: Brian Clarke, aka Les Toil