So last week I posted the 1975 Superhero Merchandise Catalog. Well, lucky you, this week it’s the 1976 edition!
Here’s a few samples, and feel free to click here to download a PDF of the whole thing:
Cartoons and cats go hand in hand. At the very least cartoonists certainly chat them up:
Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them. – Jim Davis
Meow is like aloha – it can mean anything.- Hank Ketchum
Fans think they want to see more than the 10 to 20 seconds of Itchy and Scratchy that we put on the show, but my feeling is less is more. Once you’ve skinned and flayed a cat, ripped his head off, made him drink acid and tied his tongue to the moon, there really isn’t that much to say. – Matt Groening
And now my own small additions to cat cartoondom:
A take on the old “you’re getting sleepy…” hypnotism thing, except that I figured that might be redundant for a cat. So I went the other way.
I’m fairly sure if you knew everything your cat had done that at some point legal advice would be required. Plausible deniability is much much better.
Getting all the of elements of this cartoon to read in the right order was a challenge. You need to recognize the delivery, scuba gear, a cat and then the fish. Tricky, but worth it.
I almost never work in multiple panels, and captionless gags are the hardest to do, so while this one was a bit of a stretch for me, it’s also one of my personal favorites.
You’d think being a cat would be enough for this applicant to stand out.
I wrote this early one morning while getting my coffee. That’s often a good time to write as the editor in my head hasn’t gotten up yet.