Alias the Cat

Alias the Cat

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
At the center of the novel Kim Deitch deftly places himself and his wife Pam–a passionate collector of Halloween cats from the 1920s and 30s, whose collection is impressive to say the least. But when she buys a mysterious old cat costume, she and Kim find themselves in wholly new territory: the lost world of Alias the Cat who, in 1915, appeared not only in a comic strip and film serial, but in real life as a freedom-fighting superhero.

When Kim begins to research this forgotten figure, he uncovers one almost unbelievable story after another: about the Furries, a tiny subculture of people who dress up as cartoon animals in order to have sex; about Keller and Frankie, two seamen stranded on a Pacific island, forced to make cat toys to appease the natives; about the secret lover of Alias’s alter ego, Malek Janochek; and, of course, about Deitch’s own Waldo the Cat, the common thread weaving the stories together as Kim and Pam move toward a fateful showdown in Midgetville...New Jersey, of course.

Alias the Cat is Kim Deitch at his eye-catching, mind-bending best.

Baker & Taylor
When the author and his wife, Pam, stumble upon a mysterious old cat costume, they become caught up in the lost world of Alias the Cat--an early twentieth-century comic strip, film serial character, and real-life superhero--and his colorful companions as they make their way toward a fateful showdown in Migetville, New Jersey. 15,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

When the author and his wife stumble upon a mysterious old cat costume, they become caught up in the lost world of Alias the Cat--an early twentieth-century comic strip, film serial character, and real-life superhero--and his companions.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2007
ISBN: 9780375424311
0375424318
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC DEITC...K

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Marf
May 11, 2017

Les dessins étaient déroutants et ça m'a vraiment enlevé le goût de lire l'histoire. Aucune idée du contenu.

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mclarjh
May 01, 2017

Sexist. Boring.

theorbys Feb 04, 2012

One of my favorite underground graphic novels ever. For me, Deitch's art is perfect, and I love the story of Waldo the Cat. Waldo's antecedent is Felix, but as he might have been had he been real, and keeping in mind Felix was hardly a boy scout.

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