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3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Millions of us have loved B. Kliban's Cat for a couple of decades now, ever since we were first introduced to the frolicky feline in the mid 1970s through the now-classic book Cat. Kliban's Cat is one of the most beloved icons of popular culture. The drawings and paintings Kliban created have lost none of the appeal that first grabbed us back then and that continues to gra ...more
Hardcover, 95 pages
Published March 27th 1998 by Pomegranate Communications (first published August 1997)
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Maria Rowe
Dec 19, 2015 Maria Rowe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art, animals, read-2015, cats
Beautiful cartoons that were very fun to look at. Kliman was an immensely talented man! This is a collection from a series of calendars he made in the 1970s and 1980s. It's mentioned in the prologue that he "hated" making the calendars, because he wanted to be known for his more serious art, but torn because the Cat cartoons were very popular and he loved cats. It was interesting going through the book (before reading the prologue) then going through it again after reading how he didn't enjoy ma ...more
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May 01, 2012 Thomas matatall rated it did not like it
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I did not like this graphic novel at all. I'm being nice and giving it one star because there wasn't even a story going on. I feel like it's more of a childrens book because children like pictures mostly and that's all this book was. I know it's a wordless book but there were only pictures of cats in different scenarios. Maybe the book was trying to show how cats see humans? And how they think we are all the same or how cats see themselves as people too? Some pages in this grapghic novelw were f ...more
Heydi Smith
May 30, 2014 Heydi Smith rated it it was ok
Shelves: cat-books
The art for me is not inspiring but cute, like something that would be on a calendar.
Sep 15, 2014 Sylvia rated it really liked it
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Cute illustrations. Any cat lover will enjoy this book.
Jul 16, 2014 Kaethe rated it it was amazing
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Not so much humor, just weird, wonderful colorful pictures of cats.
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Bernard "Hap" Kliban (January 1, 1935 – August 12, 1990) was a popular cartoonist born in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Kliban was an instant cartoon sensation after the publication of his groundbreaking book Cat in 1975. Some forty years after their initial appearance, Kliban’s quirky, colorful Cats are adored icons and cherished friends of fans worldwide. One of the top cartoonists of the 20th century, K
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