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The Jesus Lizard's David Yow publishes a book of cat pictures

17 October 2013, 17:34 | Written by Hannah Mae Collins


If Tumblr isn’t enough for you, fans of music, cats and wordplay can look forward to a new book from noise-rock band The Jesus Lizard frontman, David Yow.

Entitled Copy Cat: And A Litter Of Other Cats, the feline-loving singer has revealed that the publication will include over 160 “bold, striking and hilarious pages”, each featuring a hand drawn portrait with an amusing caption.

In a statement on publisher Akashic Books‘ website, Yow, who recently released his first solo album, explained:

I love cats. Always have. The only time I didn’t have a cat was a brief hell in Chicago where I lived in an apartment whose landlord didn’t allow them. At that place, I had a life-sized cardboard cutout of a cat which I named Toody. I also love wordplay. I’m the only adult I hang out with who still gets a kick out of puns. I make up palindromes. I used to write songs and poems (these days, I leave that for the songwriters and poets); in this book of cat-pun drawings, I have made a concerted effort to come up with ideas that range from really funny to really amusing. The entire litter of animals in this book are line drawings that are ‘colored in’ with photographic textures, and each cat is dropped into a photographic setting. Yep, that’s the truth.

Copy Cat: And A Litter Of Other Cats won’t be out until 5 August 2014, but in the meantime a Jesus Lizard book is planned – released in March and including photos, art, notes and an exclusive 7″ of unreleased songs.


Pre-order both here.

[via Consequence Of Sound]

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