First Kliban's Cats by B. Kliban for March 27, 2012

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    boogiewoogie  over 11 years ago

    they look like they want to eat him im glad im not that small

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    smudgecat53 Premium Member over 11 years ago

    They are not hungry, that is just how cats see us. A small being around to see to their every need

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    Miba  over 11 years ago

    Wow, this was a debut comic? Sad. Really sad. Well, I hope you like the sound of crickets cause (1) this was NOT funny and therefore gives me no incentive to come back (2) no one’s gonna want to read a COMIC that is no funny cause comics are supposed to be funny. Thus why some people call them “the funnies”. Seriously, how could you think a plain, boring dictionary entry would be funny!? Well, hope you enjoy your… week maybe if you’re lucky, of having this strip up!

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    kathyabk  over 11 years ago

    Why be so critical. Gee, give it a chance already!

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    Gokie5  over 11 years ago

    For years, my daughter had a huge towel with that famous “♪ Love to eat them mousies . . .” cat-guitar-playing cartoon on it. It hung in the dank five-car junker pit. It probably died of old age.

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    Deborah deTreville Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Sorry Miba. Guess it’s too subtle for you. Or maybe you’re just too young. Perhaps you should read the bio to the side.

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    gypsyatheart  over 11 years ago

    Yea, the cats are here! I was really, really hoping for this comic! It is time for little mousies and Lolo Beer!

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    sechallis  over 11 years ago

    I love it! If the man keeps talking, maybe the cats wlll keep listening … or maybe not! My favorite Kliban image — cat prancing on hind feet, holding a rat in its mouth — has the caption: EAT A RAT & DO THE HOOCHIE KOO.

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    peachyanddanny  over 11 years ago

    Love to eat them mousies,Mousies what I love to eat.

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    Petemejia77  over 11 years ago

    The only reason I’m reading this is that I had bedsheets with this cat on them from when I was 4 to 8 and always wondered the story was to this cartoon!

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    Petreader  over 11 years ago

    Bite off they little heads.Nibble on they little feet.

    Welcome, Kliban cats

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    KA7DRE Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I’ll add it to my collection here. Looks like it is drawn very well.There is always the option to take it off if I find I don’t like it . . . .

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    nancytrum  over 11 years ago

    my favorite, a notecard with kliban cat staring at a large pizza, and inside it says, “pizza on earth.”i am a believer. thanks for bringing kliban cats back to me

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member over 11 years ago

    what i don’t understand is why some people must vent nastiness at a cartoon that they don’t like before leaving. its all a mater of personal preference. if you don’t like it, don’t come here and tell me that you don’t like it. i don’t want to hear it. just turn your back and walk away. thank you.

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member over 11 years ago

    a cat is an action, taking a nap…

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    AnitaGig  over 11 years ago

    very happy to see Kliban here! Love his ART and twisted sense of humor!

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    seablood  over 11 years ago


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    Mary Smith Premium Member over 11 years ago

    So glad to see this classic back in the public eye. I fear it may be too subtle for the younger reader who has to be hit over the head with a funny stick to discern humor. Please keep it up!

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    Frederick Huber  over 11 years ago

    For those of us older than 12, Kliban’s work is indeed classic. From his cats to his somewhat risque Playboy cartoons Kliban covered a lot of ground. However like most things in life nothing suits everybody. Some people love Dali, some people love Rembrandt. It’s not who you love, but that you love.

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    khakitangruby  over 11 years ago

    Yay! After a rough day at work, what a treat to come home (to a hotel!) and find an e-mail pointing me to Kliban’s Cats! I can’t help but to smile, smile, smile!

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    cleokaya  over 11 years ago

    His carcus will be left on the kitchen floor as a ptresent for his wife.

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    seren.bradshaw  over 11 years ago

    This is not new. I remember it from back in the 70’s or 80’s. I believe definition #2 is “one hell of a nice creature who looks like a meat loaf”, or something like that.

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    VegasJimmy  over 11 years ago

    Miba. You think the cartoons and “comics” should only be “funny”? Many of them really make you think, and all the Cat cartoons: Kilban’s Cats, 10 Cats, Fat Cats, Garfield, Kit & Carlyle are not only “funny” but for the most part true to life and make you think outside the box – (The litter box. (LOL)

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    nerual53 Premium Member over 11 years ago

    10# cat in a 5# box

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    seablood  over 11 years ago

    Kliban seems, to many, a bit “unfunny”. That’s because his work was ripped off by many of today’s comics, who learned a lot from him, and used up all his bits. Plus, he died a while back and can’t defend himself or come up with new material. The uninitiated can never fully appreciate what a pioneer he was.

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    rush.diana  over 11 years ago

    Just added this to my favorites :)

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    MsPip  over 11 years ago

    I love the Kliban cats. I had a set of coasters (unfortunately lost several during my last move) and mugs. Favourites were “cat wants”. Cat on one side of screen door: Cat wants out. Next panel: Cat wants in.

    Kliban was obviously owned by felines. (“Cat wants people food”)

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    anguss  over 11 years ago

    Hahahaha . . . . never got to definition number 2 ‘cos cats are only pets if you’re bigger than they are, otherwise you’re just “lunch”.

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    Pocono Lu Premium Member over 11 years ago

    I still use my Red Sneakered Cat note pad(or at least my husband does) AND we still have the complete 4 poster series comprising this cartoon, the blues singing cat,high class cat and Momcat.

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    Denise Wallentinson Premium Member over 11 years ago

    This is a wonderful classic! Sit back and learn about cats. Cats have a wonderful sense of humor, very twisted…in a good way.

    Wait until the red tennis shoes and “Love to eat them mousies.Mousies what I love to eat. Bite they little tails off. Nibble on they tiny feet!”

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    Ida No  over 11 years ago

    What confuses me about the reactions of some of the readers on GoComics is that they seem to think that comics have to be one specific way, and MUST appeal to them directly. If not, they will loudly proclaim their displeasure and HUFF out. Why? (and who do they think cares if they stick around?) Not all comics HAVE to be ha-ha laugh out funny. Kliban was never about hilarity. His is an acquired taste that’s more conceptual than straight-out amusing. As mentioned in the introduction for the other Kliban strip, he’s the one that influenced Gary Larson’s FarSide. That’s got to mean something in its own right.

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    ckcsmum Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Every morning I drink tea from my Kliban mug that must be about 30 years old. Seeing this strip makes me feel young again. Welcome back, Kliban’s Cats!

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    pumaman  over 11 years ago

    I always like the one with the cat staring at his “owner” and the caption said, “Cats can see things we can’t”. Not a pet for the paranoid. I’ve got three.

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    rikkiTikki Premium Member over 11 years ago

    “We can have him back in two weeks if we can get the parts” Love that one-so glad to see this here so it can be re-discovered.

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    rderrera  over 11 years ago

    Cool stuff man, far out! Hope those cats understand he’s no mousie!

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    mturpin618  over 11 years ago

    …bite they tiny heads off, nibble on they tiny feet…

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    el8  over 11 years ago

    my cat, Jani, sleeps with mice…go figure

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    pam Miner  over 11 years ago

    Yes the mousies song! I have a printed cat shaped pillow with one of his designs, it says Momcat.

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    vcover  over 11 years ago

    …bite they little heads off,nibble on they tiny feet…

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    keithk501  over 11 years ago

    I’ve seen every one of these panels years ago except they were usually on posters, mugs, or T-shirts.

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    keithk501  over 11 years ago

    ….bite they little heads off, nibble on they tiny feet!

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    Iwa Iniki  almost 5 years ago

    One of my favorites. Had a T-shit with this printed on the front. Fun!

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    1946 Catman Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Illiterate jerk with no history. Probably a MAGA player today.

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    johnbrown1859  over 3 years ago

    You’re not exactly a mouse, however…

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    CarmineBazile  almost 3 years ago

    Looks kind of like Garfield without color.

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