Copycat: and a Litter of Other Cats (Hardcover)

Copycat: and a Litter of Other Cats By David Yow Cover Image
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An irresistible and hilarious book of cat cartoon portraits for all cat lovers, old, young, and in between.

“Each page is delightful. These are premium cat drawings, quite worthy of this handsome hardcover book.” —Newcity Lit

“David Yow is part punk, part cat lady.” —Brooklyn Paper

Also check out The Jesus Lizard Book, featuring exclusive photographs, notes, and commentary from all four members of the Jesus Lizard, including David Yow.

David Yow’s cat portraits, captured here for the first time in book form, are bold, striking, hilarious, and beautiful. Each portrait is based around a pun, but they capture so much more than wordplay. All cat lovers will find something to relish in this gorgeous coffee-table book, which is the perfect gift for cat enthusiasts, animal lovers, and anyone with a playful sense of humor.

About the book, David Yow says: “I love cats. Always have. The only time I didn’t have a cat was a brief hell in Chicago where I lived in an apartment whose landlord didn’t allow them. At that place, I had a life-sized cardboard cutout of a cat which I named Toody. I also love wordplay. I’m the only adult I hang out with who still gets a kick out of puns. I make up palindromes. I used to write songs and poems (these days, I leave that for the songwriters and poets); in this book of cat-pun drawings, I have made a concerted effort to come up with ideas that range from really funny to really amusing. The entire litter of animals in this book are line drawings that are ‘colored in’ with photographic textures, and each cat is dropped into a photographic setting. Yep, that’s the truth.”

About the Author

DAVID YOW is an artist, actor, and musician who is best known as the singer of the bands the Jesus Lizard—arguably the best and most popular indie rock band of the 1990s—and Scratch Acid. He lives in Los Angeles. He is the creator of Copycat: and a Litter of Other Cats and coauthor of The Jesus Lizard Book (both published by Akashic Books).

Praise For…

Fortunately, if you’ve been looking for a less embarrassing thing than Cat Fancy to adorn your coffee table, I’ve got good news: David Yow has just the book for you.

— Verbicide Magazine

You could say Yow’s book is the cat’s MeYow. Snap it up fast cat peeps.

— Cat Wisdom 101

Something good to read with your kids.
— The Big Takeover

Surely you know crazy cat people like me who could use a hardback kitty-art book. Indulge them. They’ll thank you—after they’re done giggling—I’m sure of it.

— Persephone Magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9781617752704
ISBN-10: 1617752703
Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publication Date: August 12th, 2014
Pages: 160
Language: English