A slightly different Caturday felid

by Matthew Cobb

Every Saturday, Jerry posts something about cats. Some readers find this irritating. I have been instructed to keep up the tradition, so here’s a hypothesis for how they purr. The next job is to test it!

cat1

This drawing is by the late great B. Kilban, from his 1976 book of cartoons “Cat”. The official website for Kliban products can be found here. His Wikipedia biography can be found here, and much of it may actually be true.  If Kliban has been dead for the last 19 years (he has), how come they can still churn out lucrative cat drawings? The answer probably lies in this cartoon. Anyone can draw a Kliban cat! Try it at home!

cat2

5 Comments

  1. Don
    Posted April 11, 2009 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    And, the evolutionary significance of Kliban cats?

  2. Sili
    Posted April 11, 2009 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    Some readers find this irritating. I have been instructed to keep up the tradition

    I love this blog.

  3. NMcC
    Posted April 11, 2009 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the tutorial on how to draw a cat, Matthew. That was always a mystery to me. I often referred to this lack of knowledge as my ‘mccavity’.

    What’s happening with the great bookshelf challenge? Did you see my latest post? Any good?

  4. whyevolutionistrue
    Posted April 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Don,

    They evolved to eat PARROTS, which are becoming increasingly annoying.

    jac

  5. Posted April 12, 2009 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Irritating? Irritating? I thought the kittycats were supposed to be the main attraction.


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