CAT PARTY #3: The Collectible Cat
by Katie Haegele
illustrated by Caitlin Peck
28 pages, 5.5. x 8.5 inches, $3 US (? Can/Mex, trades??)
This zine is pretty clearly what it says it is: it's all about cat collectibles, particularly second-hand stuff like mugs (one in particular with a snooty Siamese, which I of course thought was great) and jigsaw puzzles, cat lamps and cross stitch samplers. The writing style is lovely and fun; it's a delight to read and the illustrations are perfectly matched. I'd argue that even if you don't love cats (full disclosure: I do, no surprise there) you'd still dig this zine. It's a lot about the object itself, the weird knickknack, the odd cat lamp with glowing eyes and the mis-priced bone china mug with the Siamese on it. It's pretty charming; I recommend it.
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