In this hilarious graphic novel, the roles of cats and humans are reversed, putting humanoid felines in charge of tiny, dimwitted little man-pets.
Manfried the Man was named one of the Best Comics of 2018 by A.V. Club and Paste
Can a pet man who spends most of his time eating and sleeping take first prize at the Manflower Man Show? If not, the local shelter for stray men will be forced to shut down forever! Based on the hilarious web comic, this sequel to Manfried the Man is an all-new stand-alone story that can be enjoyed by followers of the series and new fans alike.
About the Author
Caitlin Major, creator of Manfried, is a Toronto-based comics writer and illustrator. Her webcomics include Home Sick, Peach Plum Pear, Yer a Witch Milly, and The Spirit and the Spider. Caitlin works as an animation compositor at Skyship Entertainment, an animation studio in Toronto that specializes in kids’ programming.
Kelly Bastow is a comics creator and commercial illustrator. She illustrated Quirk Books’ The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy and has drawn for the comics Lumberjanes, Adventure Time, and Capture Creatures. She self-published the graphic novel Wax and Wane (coloring by Caitlin Major), and her 2017 autobiographical comic, Year Long Summer, was nominated for an Ignatz Award.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Caitlin Major and Kelly Bestow have created a unique, poignant, slice of life world with the conceit that the people are cats and cats are little men. "Manfried Saves the Day" is the second installment in the series but can be read alone and fully enjoyed without having read "Manfried the Man" (though you will want to after reading the second book). Major has proven she knows the inner working of the cat/human relationship and the nature of both beasts quite well. The art is minimal, sharp, clean work with body and facial expression giving life to a script that shows how difficult it can be to balance work (even work we like) and what's really important in life. Money vs Soul. Perhaps one of the most relatable and oft felt struggles we daily face as we work to pay our bills but still give meaning to why we are here in the world. Friendship, where we focus our attention and at what cost, when to ask for help, are just some of the other life themes explored with maturity through this funny little book that you won't be able to put down. Yes, it is bizarre to see little, naked men behaving like cats but the catitude is so on point that though it may be a touch disturbing at times, it does not resolve into creepiness but instead flat out humor. Let's hope that there are many more Manfried stories to come.