Our Cats are More Famous Than Us

In 2008, Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota launched the auto-bio webcomic Johnny Wander. Eight years, four cats, and three moves are chronicled in this gorgeous hardcover omnibus, which includes a foreword by Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Ghosts). Hirsh and Ota’s charming reverie about new adulthood will appeal to fans of Kate Beaton, Bryan Lee O’Malley, and Jeffrey Brown—along with anyone who’s just winging it.

Our Cats are More Famous Than Us is a mildly amusing collection; it didn’t rock my world or anything. The art was cartoony and cute, the writing was funny enough. If this comic produced any reaction in me at all, it was slight annoyance at the perpetuation of the idea that anyone, anywhere, finds your cats even remotely interesting.

I’ll admit I’m a grump, and you might find Our Cats quite wonderful. I’m just not a huge fan of these sorts of slice-of-life, “Adventures of Roommates” webcomics, and Our Cats didn’t do anything to change my mind.

Final Verdict: 3 out of 5.

Our Cats are More Famous Than Us can be found at Oni Press.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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