Cathy by Cathy Guisewite

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  1. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I don’t recall Cathy ever appearing in profile until after the animated TV special in the 80’s. Animators have to determine how to draw characters from angles the creators may have never drawn, so that they can turn. But it’s interesting how, in the first panel, we still believe that Cathy is looking at her Mom. The drawing style is so iconic, that we accept a certain code in it. It’s like the stage cheat, when an actor avoids turning away from the audience, but still appears to focus attention on someone behind.

  2. FrankenAaronStein

    FrankenAaronStein said, about 4 years ago

    That ain’t gonna happen. Ignore mom while she’s there? Insane.


    Off to sleep . . . hi gals and guys. See you later. (frightenup yesterday we were 8 minutes apart). :-)

  3. frightenup

    frightenup said, about 4 years ago

    I will admit that I do better cleaning when someone is around to provide a sounding board. Otherwise, I’ll talk myself into keeping more. But maybe it’s different with Mom.

    Good morning, Scott! I didn’t know you read Cathy… Love “Maria’s Day” (as you know)! Cathy does look odd from the side. The few times that I’ve seen her in profile, she doesn’t look right.
    Good morning, FrankenAaron, Susan, legal eagle and Shyygirl!
    Hello to the rest of the clan… GsMom, KFG, Billy, rgcviper the black cat, linds.pook, hendelca, Mona, serenasakitty, kittycatpawsare, gmforde, soonergal, lippyfish, Mai Tai, Willi Nilli, mollie, AnonaMouse, Bronzepony, simpsonfan2, tegm, scaredycatsarge10, BJIllistrated, ncalifgirl58, Molly mcgee, Teresa, mar mar in MI and all the other Cathy nuts rolling around here today!

  4. frightenup

    frightenup said, about 4 years ago


    Good morning, FrankenAaronStein! You changed your name from yesterday!
    I think what usually messes me up is that I’ll start a comment and then get distracted with something, so by the time I finish the comment, 2 other people have posted already.
    Have a lovely sleep!

  5. summerdog

    summerdog said, about 4 years ago

    A rare Cathy profile, and one of the very few times Cathy’s mom wasn’t wearing her apron was at Cathy’s wedding as mother-of-the-bride.

  6. FrankenAaronStein

    FrankenAaronStein said, about 4 years ago

    Hiya Susan I always love your simple greeting :-) frightenup it was Eye-gor who said my name needed a little somethin’ somethin’ ScarinAaron was good too but been there done that.

    marmar in MI re: last night’s comment: The best news of all is you’re part of us. Nice huh? :-)

    hi mom! :-)

  7. Billy Eye-gor

    Billy Eye-gor said, about 4 years ago

    Better to listen to the voice of common sense, Cathy. It’s there — just filter out the nutty stuff. Oh wait, forgot who I was talking to.

    The only “voice in my head” belongs to my Aaron. Best way to describe it is a whisper on a breeze. Nice one, you know?

  8. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, about 4 years ago

    I’m the exact opposite. While I was working on my office-decluttering project this summer, every time my husband came in for whatever reason, it was nothing but an absolutely HUGE distraction and I couldn’t concentrate to get anything done while he stood there. Only after he’d finally leave could I get back to working.


    HI, AARON, DR. BILLY & LMB!!!!! :-)

    Aaron: I’m feeling really bummed out tonight because my husband (tired of the ever-rising rates) disconnected our cable t.v. today and now all we’re down to is about 10 channels of local programming. I can catch maybe a handful of things (like “South Park”) online but I can’t find full episodes of one of my favorite shows, “Snapped” (on Oxygen), online anywhere it seems! It’s amazing how attached you can become to something when you’ve had it for so long that when it’s gone, you wonder how you’re ever going to be able to live without it!!! Just wondering if you’ve got anything nice and chocolate-y to lift my spirits? Because I sure could use something along those lines about now! :-(


    Good evening, lightenup, lightenupjr., lil’lightenup, Dr. K.F.G. (wherever you are!), Susan,, rgcviper, gmforde, serenasakitty, kittycatpawsare, hendelca, Gator007, legaleagle48, mollie05, Anona Mouse, catsarge10, millie p, soonergal, Bronzepony, Molly mcgee, simpsonfan2, Shyygirl27, Violet Bay, AndiJ, BJIllistrated, ncalifgirl58, summerdog, Terri, ruizuno1, Wolf Emperor, FinnyGirl, ellisaana, marmar in MI, J. Short, janinabarnes, nannygram, samfran60 and all the REST of the “Cathy” fanatics joining us here tonight. As always, it’s really great to “see” you all and if you’re new here . . . WELCOME TO CATHY’S NUTHOUSE!!!!! GLAD YOU’RE JOINING IN ON ALL THE FUN!!!!! ;-)

  9. Billy Eye-gor

    Billy Eye-gor said, about 4 years ago


    Mom! friend Aaron missed your post. He left for work a bit early because the Metro is a bit slow tonight.

    I called my Mom for a dessert idea for you. How about this:

    The photo was too big to post here. Everyone grab a couple spoons and meet us there, okay? :-D

  10. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 4 years ago

    Good evening lightenup, GSMom, legaleagle, Aaron, Billy, Susan, and everyone else who happens to check back in. I have a midterm coming up so I haven’t had much time to check in.

  11. Anona Mouse

    Anona Mouse GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @Billy Eye-gor

    I can’t comment on the dessert, sorry. I think I’ve just fainted.

  12. Billy Eye-gor

    Billy Eye-gor said, about 4 years ago


    Hi shyygirl. Not quite midterms time around here with our friends yet. However, midterms and finals bring several friends to our place for studies and food. LMB is an amazing host. His reward for gaining useful knowledge is to let his student buddies rub his tummy. So selfless. :-D

  13. Billy Eye-gor

    Billy Eye-gor said, about 4 years ago

    @Anona Mouse

    Oops, I forgot about the side-effects. I’ll join you down there and bring a cup of tea. :-)

  14. rgcviper the black cat

    rgcviper the black cat said, about 4 years ago

    Feel the love.

    In case you guys missed it, Curtis from the comics did a nice [eye-roll] today …

  15. GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Hi Cathyites!! I believe CG once said she didn’t draw Cathy in profile because she doesn’t have a nose and it doesn’t come out very well.
    I could use someone to help me clear out some clutter, but I don’t think it would have been my Mom — and certainly not my husband. His motto is “when in doubt, throw it out.”

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