Over here at The Little Contemporary Corner we love graphic novels. We also love Cats. So when I got sent a review copy of the first instalment of The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat (and Pokey) I literally could not contain myself with excitement. Everyone loves Grumpy Cat, so reading about his adventures put a very nice spin on my relaxing Friday night.
Title: The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat (and Pokey)
Author: Royal McGraw
Genre: Graphic Novel, Humour
Publisher: Dynamic Forces Inc
Publication Date: 16th February 2016
Summery : With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has won the hearts of people everywhere. Now, her unbearable cuteness and infectious sourpuss are featured in an all-new, all-sensational collection of comic stories, sure to make fans of all ages laugh! If you love the memes, the videos, and that irresistible scowl, then get ready for the wildly fun antics of Grumpy Cat and Pokey!
Grumpy Cat in an internet phenomenon who took quite literally the world by storm a few years back. Since then there has been countless merchandise and stories about this wonderfully little cat. The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat (and Pokey) is a new graphic novel series which is compiled of numerous adventures these two cats get up to. There’s everything from time travel to technology to super heroes.
The first thing that really struck me about this graphic novel was the style of the artwork. It felt very much like a comic that would come on a cereal box, or something you’d read every week in the paper. It was very cartoon like and fit perfectly with how Grumpy Cat is perceived. I personally am very picky with my artwork within graphic novels and really enjoyed this kind of childish artwork!
The stories themselves within the graphic novel were interesting. Not all of them were very unique but with the premise that was given, I imagine it would be relatively difficult to find something that was completely new. Even though there were some clichés that you expected, it didn’t disappoint.
My favourite thing about these stories was the pure, dry humour that was incorporated in to every single scene. The idea of Grumpy Cat is that she is given a cynical voice and constantly judging others. The added bonus of Pokey’s fun and excitable personality meant that it gave the author chance to constantly write sarcastic comments which make you laugh out loud. If you don’t have a dry sense of humour, I imagine that this graphic novel series isn’t for you. But for me, it was absolutely perfect.
I have very few faults with this. It was a very quick and fun read. I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re looking for something to change your life, or something that makes you think. But for some light entertainment on a Friday night, it was absolutely perfect. Plus it starred cats, who doesn’t love cats?!