The Cat’s Meow-morphosis!

la-jacket copy-why-kafka-matters-20130623-001Even though the book is over two years old, it’s hard not to still be charmed by the clever take on Kafka’s classic, The Meowmorphosis, from Quirk Books. Plus the book trailer is just as good as what you’ll see for any major Hollywood summer movie!

What’s also interesting to note is that the Los Angeles Times recently featured a vintage pic of Kafka with his beloved dog!

Look, It’s A Bobcat!

bobcat rebecca leeI haven’t read this new book of short stories, but I’m fairly certain none of them are about feral animals. However, judging by the reviews, it appears to be a very solid collection of tales by Rebecca Lee about the wild side of the human condition. And check out that beautiful Bobcat illustration on the cover! (NYT)

Pig In A Wheelchair Gets Book Deal!

Move over bacon — here comes something meatier! Fresh off Grumpy Cat scoring a movie deal — the Youtube celeb, Chris P. Bacon (aka “Crispy Bacon”), who was born without the use of his hind legs, has gotten himself a cushy 3-book deal from his popular Pig In A Wheelchair videos.(EW)

What’s all the hub bub, Lil Bub?

"Lil Bub & Friendz" World Premiere - 2013 Tribeca Film FestivalLil Bub & Friendz, a Vice Media documentary that delves deeply into the world of famous Internet cats, premiered at Tribeca this past weekend. And Lil Bub, the star of the show who got his big break at The Internet Cat Video Festival (yes, there is one), is breaking hearts everywhere.(THR)

Aside from the obviously adorable footage, the doc offers up this nugget of wisdom for the phenomenon of cat videos taking over the Internet:

“While dog owners have daily walks and dedicated parks as a social outlet, cat lovers are isolated in their homes; if they want to prove how adorable their four-legged roommates are, they have to document it online.”