Alias the Cat
At the centre of Alias the Cat are Kim Deitch and his wife, Pam - a passionate collector of Halloween cats from the 1920s and 30s. 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - emptyw - LibraryThing
Excellent comic. Through the narrator researching vintage pop culture items such as movie reels, comic strips, etc. a story of some strange talking cat named Waldo from the past starts to emerge ... Read full review
Alias the cat!User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Underground comix legend Deitch has been publishing his quirky, unique stories since the 1960s and recently penned the widely praised Boulevard of Broken Dreams. His current work riffs on many of the ... Read full review