I Am Pusheen the Cat

I Am Pusheen the Cat

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by Claire Belton
     
 

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Who is Pusheen? This collection of oh-so-cute kitty comics—featuring the chubby, tubby tabby who has taken the Internet by storm—will fill you in on all the basics.

Things you should know about Pusheen.
Birthday: February 18
Sex: Female
Where she lives: In the house, on the couch, underfoot
Her favorite pastime:

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Overview

Who is Pusheen? This collection of oh-so-cute kitty comics—featuring the chubby, tubby tabby who has taken the Internet by storm—will fill you in on all the basics.

Things you should know about Pusheen.
Birthday: February 18
Sex: Female
Where she lives: In the house, on the couch, underfoot
Her favorite pastime: Blogging, sleeping
Her best feature: Her toe beans
Her favorite food: All of them

Pusheen is a pleasantly plump cat who has warmed hearts and tickled funny bones of millions worldwide with her signature GIF animated bops, bounces, and tail wiggles. Now, Pusheen is ready to make the leap from digital to print in her first comic collection! Learn what makes her purr and find out why millions of people have already fallen in love with this naughty, adorable kitty. Featuring some of the most popular stories from Pusheen’s Tumblr and Facebook pages (plus a healthy serving of never-before-seen material), I Am Pusheen the Cat is a treat for cat lovers and comics fans alike.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/30/2013
After creating and maintaining a hugely popular online following for her loveable cat character Pusheen, Belton’s first book is a selection of comics from the Web series, plus some new content. The book is organized in an episodic, gag-style format, without a narrative but with occasional longer segments such as “A Year in the Life of Pusheen.” The artistic style is heavily borrowed from Japanese cartoons, most notably Hello Kitty. Due to the derivative style and lack of its own voice, the book has trouble finding its footing, both visually and tonally. Most of the jokes are fairly tired, such as a sequence depicting a New Year’s resolution failing to pan out or the endless Garfield-esque references to food consumption. The best gags employ antihumor, such as when Pusheen demonstrates fanciness by sporting a monocle and moustache and riding a unicorn. Still, it’s hard to overestimate the appeal of adorable cats on the Internet, where even the most familiar material will find an audience ready to soak in the cute. (Oct.)
The Armchair Librarian
“This was too freakin’ cute. … How can you resist?”
Geek Lit Etc.
“It's hard work being a kitty, and we get to learn all about it in Clare Belton's I Am Pusheen the Cat. … great for any cat-lover.”
Writing Through Rose-Colored Glasses blog
I Am Pusheen the Cat is an adorable collection of short comics that are based on a series of internet memes that have become wickedly popular (and for good reason!). If it were possible to die of maximum cuteness and hilarity, I probably would've done so over this brief read.”
Anthony Clark
"Pusheen is easily the most charming of all internet cats!"
Jeph Jacques
"I thought I was tired of cat gifs until I discovered Pusheen."
Jess Fink
"Pusheen is a little bouncy marshmallow of a cat who perfectly combines absolute cuteness and absolute trouble, which is, as all cat lovers know, why we love them."
Fernando Alfonso III
"When it comes to famous Internet cats, Pusheen rules the litter box. The cute plump feline is Tumblr's premier kitty. With clean and simple shapes, Claire Belton's cartoon is a mix of Hello Kitty's cuteness and Felix the Cat's adventurous spirit."
Will Zweigart
"Pusheen teaches us how to LIVE: Nap as hard as you party. Seek out the small joys in life, and eat them. Eat everything. And keep moving."
Gemma Correll
"Pusheen is the most adorable, squishy little nugget of felinity that has ever graced the fair pages of my Internet browser. I want to eat her, like a tiny grey cute-flavoured marshmallow."
Fred Seibert
“Claire Belton has made Pusheen one of the world’s great characters. The talent and imagination [here] could power enough love to save the world. If Pusheen doesn’t capture your heart, I will personally refund your money.”
Matt Inman
"Much like an actual cat, this book manages to be funny, weird, and lovably adorable all at the same time. You will love Pusheen and you will love this book."
Kate Beaton
"Pusheen is what everyone else wishes they had come up with after the internet was invented. It is also possibly the reason the internet was invented in the first place. Now that it's a book, I fully expect it to resurrect the print industry as a whole."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476747019
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
437
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
NP (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Claire Belton is an illustrator, designer, and entrepreneur. She is co-president and head designer at Pusheen Corp. Her past freelance works include illustrations for clients, such as Tokyopop, Official PlayStation Magazine, and Amaranth Games. In 2008, while studying illustration at the University of Connecticut, she was awarded the tenth annual Raab Associates Prize for Illustration in partnership with the Connecticut Children’s Book Fair.

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