Sunday, 27 October 2013

I Am Pusheen the Cat by Claire Belton Review

Apparently Pusheen the Cat is a super-popular blog by writer/artist Claire Belton, about a fat cat called Pusheen who eats and sleeps all day long - like every other cat on the planet! I was expecting a book in the style of How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You but really this is just a series of repetitive “jokes” that are one-pagers, if not one-imagers, that don’t really add up to much.

For example, there’s a series of images of Pusheen reimagined as colourful dinosaurs that’s exactly what it is and nothing more, or a series on Cat Etiquette which are just observations every cat owner ever will already know like their cat messing up the litter tray for no reason or standing on your lap with their butt toward you. Yeah…?

If that’s your bag, then you’ll love this - fans of Hello Kitty/kawaii are probably the target audience. Me, not so much. I was bored reading most of this - though you do fly through it, it’s like reading a series of greeting cards - and kept trying to figure out how this blog has a millions-strong audience when all it seemingly offers are the most banal scenes of a cat doing practically nothing!

I am Pusheen the Cat

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