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

Price: $65.00



Scroll up and click the [ADD TO CART] button above to purchase copies of the limited edition package for COPYCAT by David Yow.

If you are interested in placing an order, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING VERY CAREFULLY:

The cost of the limited edition package is $65 USD for customers within the United States, plus $20 for UPS Ground shipping. (All non-U.S. orders, including those to Canada, will be charged $45 to cover the *exact* cost of International Priority Mail postage.) We are only able to ship this item via UPS Ground within the United States; and via USPS Priority Mail International to overseas customers. *Note that all preorders will ship on or before Monday, July 7, 2014, well before the official COPYCAT publication date on August 5.

This LIMITED package (only 150 sets will be produced!) includes the following items:

  • One hardcover copy of COPYCAT, signed by David Yow.
  • A 100 percent cotton, limited edition T-shirt (see below), designed by David Yow, of the cat pun illustration “Catastrophe.” The illustration is in color on a white background. (IMPORTANT NOTE: THE ONLY REMAINING T-SHIRT SIZE WE HAVE AVAILABLE IS LARGE; ALL OTHER SIZES ARE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT.)


  • A gorgeous and colorful exclusive limited-edition cat print by David Yow, signed by Yow himself, and individually numbered out of 150 copies. (This cat illustration is unique to this preorder and does not appear in the book.)

We will send shipping confirmation e-mails (with relevant tracking details) as soon as your order has been mailed in early July.

Please click [here] for more information about the regular hardcover edition of the book—without any limited or signed bonus materials. (The retail price of the regular edition is $23.95.)

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, e-mail ibrahim [AT] akashicbooks [DOT] com.

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Also check out The Jesus Lizard Book, a coffee-table band 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.

See below for sample images from Copycat:

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Published: 8/5/14
  • IBSN: 366


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.

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