**NOTE: pre-orders ship on or before July 15, 2014**
Mr. David Yow, of The Jesus Lizard and Scratch Acid fame, is about to release his first art book comprised entirely of cat portraits. Captured here for the first time in book form, Yow's cat portraits are bold, striking, hilarious, and beautiful. Each portrait is based around a pun, but they capture so much more than wordplay.
The 156-page hardcover coffee-table book is now available in a special limited edition of just 150 copies. Only available through Joyful Noise and Akashic Books, this exclusive pre-order includes the following:
One hardcover copy of COPYCAT, hand-numbered out of 150 copies & signed by David Yow.
A limited edition T-shirt (100% cotton), designed by David Yow, featuring the cat pun illustration "Catastrophe."
An exclusive limited-edition cat print by David Yow, signed by Yow himself, and individually numbered out of 150 copies. (This cat illustration is unique to this preorder and does not appear in the book.)
About the Book, David Yow says:
"I love cats. Always have. The only time I didn't have a cat was a brief hell in Chicago where I lived in an apartment whose landlord didn't allow them. At that place, I had a life-sized cardboard cutout of a cat which I named Toody. I also love wordplay. I'm the only adult I hang out with who still gets a kick out of puns. I make up palindromes. I used to write songs and poems (these days, I leave that for the songwriters and poets); in this book of cat-pun drawings, I have made a concerted effort to come up with ideas that range from really funny to really amusing. The entire litter of animals in this book are line drawings that are 'colored in' with photographic textures, and each cat is dropped into a photographic setting. Yep, that’s the truth."