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Cat Person

Cat Person

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by Seo Kim
     
 

Cat Person is a collection of comics by cartoonist Seo Kim. Begun as a personal challenge to create daily, the comics feature a variety of themes from the silly to the serious. Characterized by a charming drawing style and frequently featuring the cartoonist and her farcical feline Jimmy, these are the best Sunday comics you've never seen.

Seo Kim

Overview

Cat Person is a collection of comics by cartoonist Seo Kim. Begun as a personal challenge to create daily, the comics feature a variety of themes from the silly to the serious. Characterized by a charming drawing style and frequently featuring the cartoonist and her farcical feline Jimmy, these are the best Sunday comics you've never seen.

Seo Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and then immigrated to Toronto, Ontario, just a few months later. Kim currently lives in Los Angeles, California, and works as a storyboard artist for the massively successful Cartoon Network show Adventure Time.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
03/24/2014
The debut collection from Adventure Time storyboard artist Kim features mostly comics about the author, her cat Jimmy, and her boyfriend Eddie. The cat section and the title misrepresent the book; in fact, it is more about Kim than her cat, though he is an endearing secondary character. The comics use a charming brand of self-deprecating humor that’s all Kim’s own, following her as she devours Oreos by the box, stays up until 6 a.m. drawing, and receives compliments on shirts dotted with ketchup and toothpaste stains. Kim has a highly humorous perspective on herself, and all of the comics are believable and feel true—even when she exaggerates. One panel features a Bosch-like assemblage of strange little figures that Kim has imagined. In another sequence, an old man leans over and blesses her for sneezing, and she scowls, thinking, “Not sure if perv, or just polite.” This book is a winner. Even the cat jokes are not tired—a difficult feat in a world saturated with feline cartoon books and webcomics. (May)
From the Publisher

“As subjective as it is, rare is the person who doesn’t find Seo Kim’s comics relatable and amusing on some level, ranging from the knowing snicker to the downright hilarious.” — Zainab Akhtar, A.V. Club

Cat Person, a must-read title for pet owners, aspiring creatives, and adults that love tapping into their juvenile side.” — A.V. Club

“How does Kim manage to create comics that are so light-hearted and endearing, yet not in the least saccharine or cheesy?” — Ken Parille, The Comics Journal

“I love the cartooning which is energetic, wide-eyed, rosy-cheeked and fun, fun, fun. The body language is brilliant, the tears all too real, the sheer I-probably-shouldn’t-do-this triumph of desire over moderation and all common sense is both familiar and messy.” — Stephen L. Holland, Page 45

“The illustrations cover a variety of topics including Seo’s cat Jimmy, everyday life situations, and a peek into the amusing aspects of a long distance relationship. You’ll giggle and probably say “D’aww” to yourself more than once.” — Amy Ratcliffe, Nerdist

“This book is a winner. Even the cat jokes are not tired—a difficult feat in a world saturated with feline cartoon books and webcomics.” — Publishers Weekly

"Yes! An illustrator who’s not afraid to draw genuinely hilarious creatures larking around and being silly. Bird riding on a worm, lobster on a date with a crab, dinosaur getting hot and steamy with a car — you name/dream it, Seo Kim has drawn it! Her style is cute without being saccharine, humorous without being pushy, and pretty much the answer to my Tumblr prayers." — Liv Siddall, It's Nice That

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781927668054
Publisher:
Koyama Press
Publication date:
05/13/2014
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
525,464
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

Meet the Author


Seo Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and then immigrated to Toronto, Canada just a few months later. Kim began drawing on napkins at her parents’ restaurant at two years old and hasn’t stopped since. A graduate of the acclaimed animation program at Sheridan College, Kim has focused primarily on comics and illustration. In 2012 she started uploading daily slice-of-life comics on Tumblr, often starring the artist and her adorable cat Jimmy, which have gone on to earn a large following. She has been a member of the International Society of Caricature Artists since 2007 and has attended their annual convention ever since. Kim currently lives in Los Angeles and works as a storyboard artist for the massively successful Cartoon Network show, Adventure Time.

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