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Copycat: And a Litter of Other Cats


An irresistible and hilarious book of cat cartoon portraits for all cat lovers, old, young, and in between.

Forthcoming: 8/5/14

$23.95 $17.96

What people are saying…

“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

“This is a charming collection of drawings by David Yow . . . The drawings are all beautiful and David Yow’s talent shines in each one.”
Socrates’ Book Reviews, “5-kitten” review

Copycat is a fun and whimsical book that any cat lover will enjoy.”
Bergers Book Reviews

“Hey David, it’s me BUB. I read your book, and can’t deny that I didn’t read the whole thing in the first sitting. ‘Catsup’ and ‘Catastrophe’ are worth the price of admission alone. WOW YOW, MEOW.”
Lil BUB, Internet cat celebrity


Also check out The Jesus Lizard Book, the forthcoming gift book that features 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.”

Click here to read an interview with David Yow at Catster.

Watch David Yow’s appearances on children’s television show Pancake Mountain—in a segment called “Cooking with Yow!”—here and here.

See below for sample images from Copycat:

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