Review: Manfried the Man

Manfried the Man

Publisher: Quirk Books
Author/Artist: Caitlin Major, Kelly Bastow
Release: May 1st 2018
Received: NetGalley
Rating: 4 kitty rating

I received a copy of Manfried the Man from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I’ve been a fan of the Manfried the Man comics for ages, so when I saw that there was a book coming out with the same title; I knew I had to give it a try. For the sake of honesty I’m going to tell you that I was expecting this to be a compilation of the comics I’ve seen online. It wasn’t. It was so much more than that.

I should probably take a moment to explain the Manfried comics a little bit. This is a world where cats are anthropomorphized and humans are pets. So Manfried is basically this naked little dude (a tabby one, to boot), running around acting in manners that we would expect from a normal cat; while his owner, Steve is a cat the goes to work in order to afford his pet the best man food he can get. The flip is pretty hilarious, and I’m impressed by how far Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow are willing to take it at times.

Manfried the Man is the story of Manfried and his cat owner (Steve Catson). Instead of being a series of short stories or one-shot comics, this is a full-fledged story about these two wonderful and adorable characters. I knew it was going to be cute and funny, but I honestly wasn’t expecting the level of emotions I experienced while reading this graphic novel.

I love the point behind this whole story; I won’t ruin it for you, you have to read it for yourself. But there actually is a moral to the story, and it’s really sweet and as an animal lover myself I’m so happy that it was included.

I’m so happy this graphic novel was created and is being published. I sincerely hope we see more along this vein from Caitlin Major  and Kelly Bastow –  they are seriously talented creative team. If you’re a fan of the comics you’ll enjoy this read. And bonus, if you pick up a copy you’ll be supporting an artist you love!


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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2 Responses to Review: Manfried the Man

  1. Nancy says:

    This was a fun book. I was pleasantly surprised that it was a graphic novel, not just a collection of strips.

    Liked by 1 person

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