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Chronicle Books, the publisher of such fun books as Star Trek Cats, Working from Home with a Cat, and I Could Pee on This, have come out with yet another wonderful book – and it features a tortie! In Penny: A Graphic Memoir, artist Karl Stevens captures the existential mewsings and day to day activities of his cat Penny.

I have never read a graphic novel before, and maybe they’re not all as much fun like this one, but I fell in love with  Penny from the very first few pages.

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At times sarcastic, at times wistful, at times angst filled, Penny portrays the timeless feline struggle between her wild cat instincts and the comforts of living in a safe home. She also has a quite a vivid imagination.

“I can see through our own plane and witness alternate lives in other realms. Look, there is another me cleaning myself after a nap.”

“I’ve been watching this light flicker over the wall for the past forty-five minutes. … Best show I’ve seen all year.”

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The illustrations are absolutely wonderful. I am in awe of Stevens’ talent and the way he is able to capture Penny’s facial expressions in frame after frame after frame.

This little treasure of a book will make you smile, it will make you realize just how profound cats can be, and it will make you look at your own cats in a whole new light.

And if you missed it, we introduced you to Penny in an interview with Karl Stevens earlier this week.

Penny: A Graphic Memoir is available from Amazon.

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Interior images from the book used with the artist’s permission

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