Cats reporting on the news that matters to cats with stories such as The Vacuum Cleaner Is Back , The Woman Is Cooking Bacon , and The Ceiling Cats Are Everywhere Tonight Cynical, no nonsense Elvis and shy, sweet, sensitive Puck are the reporter kitties in the field, while the adventurous jokester Lupin serves as anchor cat. Together they break headlines on the food bowl, new plants, mysterious red dots, strange cats in the yard, and all the daily happenings in their home.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-07-25
- Reviewer: Staff
Three cats report on their perspective of daily life with their human owners in cute but overly familiar set pieces in Dunn's debut collection of her webcomic. Dunn references situations any cat owner knows by heart, but the conceit of cats as newscasters with all the clichés of anchors and reporters gives them a sometimes new coat of paint. The appeal here are the pets: the cats look adorable holding microphones, wearing reporter clothing, and speaking their outrage. Each one has a distinct personality. Lupin is a white cat with big ears who takes things seriously, Puck is a black cat everyman, and angry comic relief Elvis is a suspenders-wearing Siamese with a hatred of just about everything. Marker and watercolor give the comics a soft, blended feel, fleshing out thin lines. The situational humor and funny outfits dress up each strip, making for an enjoyable, but not really memorable, look at living with cats. (May)