I say this almost every day. Comics are for everyone. Wether you are a 5 year old little girl who likes bugs, or a 90 year old model airplane enthusiast. Mainstream comic books may be heavily focussed on the super hero genre, but believe me once you talk a walk down the yellow brick road a whole world of beautiful, unique stories are waiting to be found. Today I wanted to focus on the magical world of Comics For Cat Lovers.
If you're the kind of person who gets excited when they finish work because they are going to see their cat, or wear t-shirts covered with hair to that very same job; this list is for you. It's time to grab your little fur friends, sit down and read the best in what comics has to offer in Cat Comics.
Cat Dad King Of The Goblins
Cat Dad King Of The Goblins was brought to my attention through a fellow All Star Women's Comic Book Club member. The moment I saw it in her hands I knew I had to have it.
Cat Dad King Of The Goblins is an adorable tale of sisters Miri and Luey, who's mother accidentally turned their Dad into a cat. Not a fun talking cat, but the kind that bites and runs out the front door the minute it's left unattended. On one such occasion Dad decides to run into their closet, which happens to be full of goblins. Miri and Luey team up with their friend Phil the Frog to rescue Dad from deep within the cave.
Each page is both charming and funny, perfectly capturing those cat moments we love like playtime and tummy rubs. Creator Britt Wilson has created one of the most whimsical comics I have ever read.
Cat Vs Human
I still remember the day Liam bought me home Cat Vs Human as a random gift. "I thought you would like this" he said as he handed me the book. And boy was he right. I dove straight in reading Cat Vs Human in one sitting, only to flip to the first page and start again.
Cat Vs Human started as a web comic, but was soon so popular that is was turned into several books. Creator Yasmine Surovec is a cat lady to the core, and it shines thorough her work. Semi autobiographical, Yasmine tells it like it is. From that moment you stop caring about at hair on your clothes, to the finer details of a cat persons pantry. Cat Vs Human never fails to make me smile when I've had a rough day.
Cats Are Weird
Jeffery Brown is one of my all time favourite comic book creators. His ability to capture the smallest moments in life and celebrate them won me over from the start.
Cats Are Weird is the sequel to Jeffery's hugely successful Cat Getting Out Of A Bag. In this collection Jeffery shares the story of two average cats as they live life to the full around his home. Life isn't as easy as it seems for Buddy and Kitty. Sometimes cats do not land on their feet when adventuring on top of bookcases and the ever increasing threat of static zaping you from the carpet. Jeffery uses minimal words and lets the illustrations do much of the talking making it seem like we are seeing the world through Buddy and Kitty's eyes.
Dragon Puncher 2: Island
This Eisner award wining comic comes from the wacky mind of James Kochalka. Dragon Puncher Island is the epic sequel to Dragon Puncher. It tells the tale of the adorable adventurous kitty in a metal battle suit. He travels the land battling evil, wether it be dragons or in this case other adorable cats in lime green armoured battled suits.
The comic was created using photos of James Kochalka's actual cats combined with his signature cartoonish style. A little bit silly with a hefty dose of adventure, there is no doubt as to why this won the Eisner for best publication for early readers.
There are so many fantastic tales of our sassy four legged friends out there. What are some of your favourite comic books staring cats?