For the first time, the striking, hilarious, and beautiful cat portraits of David Yow—best known as the singer of the band the Jesus Lizard, arguably the best and most popular indie rock band of the 1990s—are captured here in book form. 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.
“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.”
—David Yow on Copycat
I received a copy of this book from the publisher at no cost in exchange for my honest review.
This is a great collection of cat pictures. They are cute and funny and some play on words. This is an interesting and eye catching coffee table book. My 6 year old really loves to look through this book because he likes cats and can’t get enough of these pictures. He likes to make up little stories about the cats in the pictures. When we have company this book always catches the eye and everyone who’s looked through it has remarked how great the pictures are and they always ask where I got it. Check the book out at the links below!
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