From the publisher:
From deep friendships to brief encounters, this is the story of the cats in Katie Haegele's life, or rather the story of her life in relation to the many cats she meets in Philadelphia's streets, alleys, houses, apartments, and bookstores. Through Haegele's sharp, wise, and at times hilarious gaze, we see cats for what they truly are: minor deities that mostly ignore the human foibles being played out around them. They accept our offerings with equanimity and occasionally bestow some nice thing on us. Haegele, author of White Elephants and Slip of the Tongue, has a unique and compelling sensibility, and it's a treat to see the world through her eyes as she shows us all the meanness, weirdness, and vulnerability of humans, against an ever-shifting backdrop of the cats we often take for granted, and who ignore us all democratically in return.
This cool cat design was created by me and Joe Carlough of Displaced Snail Publications, and then it was screen-printed onto tote bags by the lovely folks at Wider Awake Screen Printing and Design.
The bags are made of 100% unbleached cotton and measure 15" wide by 15" tall, with a 9" strap hang.
Okay, readers. You said you wanted more cat stories and I heard you. For issue #2 of Cat Party zine, I invited a handful of artists and writers whose work I really admire to tell stories about their favorite cats. We've got comics, drawings, and stories by Joe Biel, Dame Darcy, Keet Geniza, Mardou, Trista Vercher, Nicholas Beckett, and yours truly. A rollicking cat party for sure!
As the publisher, Microcosm, says: "This zine gives insight to the feline companion, from human-animal telepathy to learning to acknowledge who's boss. These stories are charming and will have you racing home to sneak in some cuddle time with your furry children."
The Collectible Cat is all about the cat themed knick-knacks and objet d’dubious art in my home. The gorgeous illustrations are by the artist Caitlin Peck.
Buy this bundle of all three items and save $5! With this purchase you'll get: the cat party tote bag, the book Cats I've Known, and the zine Cat Party #2.