Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations by Jeffrey Brown

Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations by Jeffrey BrownWhen my dad came home from this year’s Chicago Zine Fest one of the souvenirs he brought me was Cat Getting Out of a Bag and Other Observations by Jeffrey Brown. It is what it seems to be, a cute collection of one-page cat stories, and it’s adorable. There’s something rather zen about the plot-less comic and the illustration style is perfect. The pages are punctuated with what I assume are marker renditions of actual photos of Brown’s cat Misty. There’s something about these that make the book feel more personal and the whole book – despite it being published by Chronicle – has a very “zine” feeling to it. I especially liked the zoomed in panels of the giant cat pupils when Misty is about to do something crazy. Accurate.

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