Friday, August 8, 2014

Copycat: And a Litter of Other Cats by David Yow, Enter to Win!

Artist David Yow has a winner on his paws, with his zany, witty, vibrant, raucous and laugh-out-loud hilarious, coffee-table book, Copycat: and a litter of other cats. 


Love cats? Love puns? Fan of  the absurd?  Then you will love this book!

Artist David Yow has exhibited his work-including originals of some of the cats that appear in Copycat, at galleries and festivals across the world!  In 2013, a solo exhibition of Yow's cat prints was exhibited at the Donaufestival in Austria.

I am a huge fan of cartoons and art, and I love plays on words. Copycat is a  160 page collection of boldly illustrated cat puns referencing everything from literary classics such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,  to Grumpy Cat, to straight puns "Catsup". Feeling down? Leafing through this book is sure to make you smile! It is the purrfect gift for cat lovers of all ages and one you will want to turn the pages of again and again! It's also purrfect cocktail party fodder, keep this just a paw's reach away on your coffee-table,you have an  instant conversation starter!

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 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. 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.

Want to learn more?

Read interviews with David Yow at Catster, at SPIN.com, and at the Brooklyn Paper.

ABOUT DAVID YOW: David Yow is an artist, actor and musician who is best known as the singer of the bands the Jesus Lizard-arguably the best and most popular indie rock band of the 1990s-and Scratch Acid. He lives in Los Angeles.

ISBN:978-1-61775-270-4
E-ISBN 978-1-61775-277-3
TO PURCHASE CLICK HERE

When I was sent a copy of Copycat: And a Litter of Other Cats, I was not compensated for posting a review. My only requirement was that a give-away be open to my readers! The publisher agreed and ONE WINNER who resides in the U.S. can enter to win their own copy of this fun book! (A $23.95 value). There is only ONE mandatory entry on the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway






40 comments:

  1. OMC! My human is so excited about this book - she really liked Jesus Lizard lots when she was a rock journalist and she had NO idea he was a huge cat guy! You have NO idea how much she wants this book!

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    1. you know what is super strange? You were the FIRST person I thought of (I have no idea why), when they sent me the book! Good luck!

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  2. Our hooman almost fell off her chair when she saw 'Catonic', awesome.
    This sounds like a really fun book.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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    1. MOL!!! Isn't it? Then you would LOVE the book!!! xoxo

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  3. The Mom thinks those cats are funny.... So we puts her email address in the enter thingy... We hope she gets it. Her needs some funny to read. Thank Caren and Cody for sharing and thank you too fur putting your blog name in the comments so we can find you easier! Purr n Stuffs, Oreo.

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    1. Hi Katiez!!! Ohhh they ARE funny!! Tell your Mom good luck! Oh I am so happy you didn't mind that I put my blog name in the comments. Sometimes I hesitate doing that because I don't want people thinking that I am being pushy. Thanks soooo much!! Love, Caren and Cody

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  4. We love the drawings ! Good luck to our us furriends ! Purrs

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  5. LOL that sure looks like a fun book and some ingenious cartoons. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Molly they are right up your alley for sure!

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  6. Hahaha. Those pictures made Mommy laugh!

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    1. aren't they just too funny? There are TONS more in the book!

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  7. This looks like a wonderful book! I can just see you laughing all the way through. You come by your love of cartoons so naturally, since your father was one of the very best ever. Geoff and I were independently huge fans before we even met, and then to befriend his daughter in later years - what an honor.

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    1. Jobi it is just hilarious! THANK YOU! I usually mention my Dad whenever there is a reference to cartoons or cartooning on the blog, but this time I didn't. Your words just brought me to tears, THANK YOU...my Father is smiling from Heaven. Your words would have meant the world to him. He was a genius, THANK YOU! I am the one who is "honored!!" xoxo

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  8. Awwwww we are so sad we are not USA residents - that book looks fab and we'd love a copy!! MOL

    Supurr Happy Friday

    Basil & Co xox

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    1. I know, I am so sorry!!!!!! I ALWAYS try to have ALL of my give-aways open world-wide but often they don't allow me. :(
      xoxoxoxo

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  9. You can't help but smile when you look at that cover. Sounds like a fun book.

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  10. This book looks fabulous and we would love to win a copy :)

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  11. Cute book! Sounds fun!!!
    Thanks for joining our 1 year anniversary pet parade blog hop!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. You are most welcome!!!!! Happy Happy Anniversary!!!! xoxo

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  12. Those pictures are so funny! MOL :lol: HAve a wonderful weekend! :-) xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

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  13. Wonder where the term 'copycat' comes from, anyhoo? I've put my name in!

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  14. That looks like some very clever fun!

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  15. MOL! looks like a funny tale to be sure ;)
    Have a nice weekend.
    Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

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    1. that's one of my faves too, cracks me up!

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  17. I entered, what fun! Looks like a good book for a chuckle. Thanks for sharing it on the Pet Parade and joining the pawty today! Happy Friday! ~Rascal and Rocco

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    1. good luck!!! It is a good book for a laugh! Shocked more aren't entering, oh well, better odds for those who did! You are most welcome!!

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  18. We won't enter since we're doing our own giveaway and author interview tomorrow. What a fun book and truly nice cat man!

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  19. Thanks Caren for alerting me to the fact you had a copy as a giveaway too!! I simply adore the artwork in this book and I imagine it's a lot of fun to look through when you need a smile.

    BIG HUGS, Pam (and Sam)

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  20. Darn! mes totally missed World Cat Day! Mes is going to has to send my Mommy off for re-education, I do try to keeps her in line, but she thinks way more about work than me.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  21. Karen, these cats are hysterical looking. Thanks for the review and letting us know about this book. The author sounds like one of those classic over-achievers. Hope we win. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  22. How awesome! I was really just talking with my mom a couple of days ago about needing to find a good coffee table book. This one would be beyond purrfect. Hope we win!! Thanks for the great review and for hosting the giveaway!

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