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Singer, the Helpful

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This is a story about Singer, the cat belonging to a friend of mine. She needed therapy on her arm, and her kitty understood, and helped her with physical therapy first thing in the morning. This story and many others are in True Cat Toons.

True Cat Toons book is now…a BOOK!

truecattoons coverHurrah! I finally have the Print on Demand version of True Cat Toons, the book! Donna Barr helped me set it up on Lulu.com, and that is the first place it is going to be available.  Here is the order page on Lulu. It is also available from Amazon, but I get less per book from them.

I have just ordered a batch for Emerald City Comic Con, where it will be available all weekend at table EE-7 (Desert Peach/Cat Toons) but alas, I will only be there all day Friday and then Saturday morning. Donna Barr and Bruce Taylor will  be there in my absence to sell Cat Toons (and their own wonderful books.)

Once I get extra copies to sell (because all the contributors get a free copy, as well) I will attach information to my web site on how to order them from me. The Lulu ones will not have a nice sketch from me, but Donna Barr has suggested I can send out stickers with an autograph and a personalized sketch, as well. She’s been doing this for a long time!

My long range plan is to publish a bookstore friendly edition in bulk, with a  retail price of $10 rather than the hefty Print on Demand price of $12.95. That will take a bit of money up front, though. It costs a lot more per book to publish Print on Demand, BUT after several years, I am so delighted to just have the BOOK available, because so many people have been eager to read this! AND there will be a More True Cat Toons book coming, for those whose stories did not make it into this first edition.

Cats, cats, cats!

I write a lot about cats….and draw them, too. This is Roo. I recently submitted a photo of him to Cats That Look Like Hitler. He is absolutely nothing like that evil man, unless Hitler also liked to claw on door frames and unroll toilet paper onto the floor. Roo is actually a Hipster cat, not a Hitler one, because he also has a very cute goatee on his chin. He is also a Charlie Chaplin cat because his mustache is off to the side, like Charlie twitches it when he is perturbed, and from behind his back feet are a bit splayed, like the classic Charlie waddle.

 

This is Roo. You will be hearing a lot about Roo in the future!

This is Roo. You will be hearing a lot about Roo in the future!

 

One of my projects is True Cat Toons, in which I illustrate other people’s true cat stories. The web page is very out of date, by months, but I am still working on the book, and still collecting stories, so please contact me if you have a cat story. I am committed to having the book in print by early next year, 2014. I paid for a table at Emerald City Comic Convention that I am sharing with Donna Barr, titled “Desert Peach/Cat Toons” so I will look like a real dope if I don’t manage to have the book in print by then!