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grayareas
grayareas

Love a Cat πŸ“· 🐈 πŸ—½ πŸ–Ό #graygram #nyc #chelseanyc

macgenie
macgenie

@grayareas Kliban was THE favorite cartoonist of my pre-teen years.

jimrea
jimrea

@macgenie Kliban's "Never eat anything bigger than your head" is still a motto I live by!

macgenie
macgenie

@jimrea I love guitar-playing Kliban cat, singing how he "loves to eat them mousies..."

jimrea
jimrea

@macgenie I don't remember that one, it's been so long. I should pull out my old Kliban books, I haven't looked at them in years. It would be good for my psyche. Did you ever hear of Ashley Brilliant? He made drawings with pithy sayings that were so ... brilliant. I have about a dozen of his books. His cousin, Victor Brilliant, used to attend MacWorld Expo (and yes, Brilliant was really their last name).

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macgenie
macgenie

@jimrea I'll have to check that out.

grayareas
grayareas

@macgenie @jimrea For those who don’t know about B. Kliban and his felines β€” https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._Kliban 🐈 ✍️

macgenie
macgenie

@grayareas I went to eatmousies.com and it looks like it is all done in Flash? 😭😭😭

grayareas
grayareas

@macgenie The site is a mess, unfortunately. But it looks like they sell Cat T-Shirts. 😬

jimrea
jimrea

@grayareas From the Wikipedia page -- "extremely bizarre cartoons that find their humor in their utter strangeness and unlikeliness." Yep, that describes his work perfectly!

jimrea
jimrea

@macgenie Since he hadn't published anything in 20 years I assumed Ashleigh Brilliant had passed away, but apparently he hasn't. He specialized in epigrams of 17 words or less. Check out the titles of his books. My favorite title used to be "All I want is a Warm Bed and a Kind Word and Unlimited Power", but perhaps that is not so funny anymore. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashl...