The cats in our lives are always close to our hearts, whether they're napping in a sunbeam, demanding pets and treats, playfully attacking our shoelaces, or haughtily ignoring us. From joy, whimsy, and coziness to nostalgia and loss, these diverse images, comics, and real-life stories span the emotional highs and lows of a life shared with cats and kittens (and, in one case, collectible cat figurines). The many ways of felines are chronicled here in over 50 multimedia contributions, compiled from the first 10 issues of the Cat Party zine along with some new content just for this book.
SUBJECT: Memoir / Comics / Humor / Zine Collection / Microcosm Published / Pets
PUBLICATION: Jun 25, 2024
FORMAT: 256 pages, 5.5x8.5", paperback
CARTON QTY: 56
Katie Haegele lives in Philadelphia, where she writes and works at a linguistic research lab. She has written dozens of zines and three books, and her personal and critical essays have run in a variety of publications. Together with her husband Joseph Carlough, she runs a zine library called the East Falls Zine Reading Room, where they host performances by poets, storytellers, and musicians. She is also, of course, a passionate kitchen witch, and loves foraging for the natural materials she uses to decorate her home.
A small, innovative publishing house, Microcosm Publishing specializes in work designed to make the reader feel good about being alive, take an active role in bettering their life, and impact the world around them. Microcosm has developed a reputation for teaching self-empowerment, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, politics, and art. Our books are printed in the USA.