Manfried the Man

Manfried the Man : A Graphic Novel

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In the world of Manfried the Man, the roles of cats and humans are reversed: humanoid cats are in charge, while tiny, dim-witted, lovable little people are kept as pets. Manfried, a stray man taken in by slacker Steve Catson, becomes the Garfield to his John Arbuckle: lazy, selfish, and sometimes maddening in his weird human behavior. But ultimately the pair depend on each other to get through life s troubles. In this book-length story, Steve find himself stuck with a dead-end job and nonexistent love-life, while all his friends are moving on, getting better jobs, getting married and having kittens. When Manfried runs away from home, Steve suddenly loses the one constant in his life, and has to muster all his meager resources to find his best friend and bring him home safe. By story s end both Steve and Manfried realize they re capable of so much more than they thought.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 216 x 25.4mm | 408.23g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • Full colour illustrations throughout
  • 168369015X
  • 9781683690153
  • 530,911

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"A simple tale of affection, devotion, and worry...though its narrative beats are familiar, that makes them no less adorable."--Vulture "Anyone who loves their pets as much as (or more than) they do other humans will happily read it cover to cover."--Philadelphia Life

"A delightful twist on the human/cat relationship."--Library Journal

"An entertaining and often laugh-out-loud twist on reality."--Foreword Reviews

"A surprisingly sweet story about companionship."--Publishers Weekly

"Readers get a glimpse of an entire feline-run world, rife with animal puns and little nude men yelling 'Hey!'"--Publishers Weekly
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About Caitlin Major

Caitlin Major is a Toronto based comic writer and illustrator. Caitlin and her partner Matthew Hoddy have previously run successful Kickstarter campaigns to print comics Space Pyrates and The Saga of Metalbeard, and along with Manfried illustrator Kelly Bastow she self-publishes Wax and Wane. Caitlin works as an animation compositor at Skyship Entertainment, a small animation studio in Toronto that specialises in kids programming on YouTube. Skyship is a partner company with Tinman Creative known for Super Science Friends and the soon to be released Shitty Wizard. Kelly Bastow is an illustrator and comic creator best known for her beautiful ink and watercolour paintings of landscapes and body positivity. Kelly illustrated the Quirk title The Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy; she s drawn for the comics Lumberjanes, Adventure Time, and Capture Creatures. Recently she successfully kickstarted her graphic novel Wax and Wane, with colors by Manfried author Caitlin Major.
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290 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 20% (59)
4 37% (107)
3 30% (88)
2 12% (34)
1 1% (2)
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