Check out Rae Cook’s modernist cat art and somewhat dangerous Pissy Kitty Cards!…
Wednesday afternoon. Marcy is gleefully sending Cynthia Rae Cook’s Pissy Kitty greeting cards.
Marcy: Hey, Cindy! Happy Birthday. “got you a little something for your birthday.”
Marcy chuckles. It is not a sweet sound.
Cynthia: Ummm… it’s not my birthday.
Marcy: Yeah well… Merry Christmas. “merry whatever and junk.”
Marcy snickers demonically.
Cynthia: Marcy. It’s nowhere near Christmas.
Marcy: Fine. Then congratulations on your graduation. “what an accomplishment. you disgust me.”
Cynthia: I graduated a long time ago and I thought you loved me?!
Marcy howls with malice.
Marcy: “i tolerate you.”
Cynthia finally gets up to see what Marcy is doing on the computer.
Cynthia: Oh my gosh! These Pissy Kitty Cards are fantastic!
Marcy: I know!
Cynthia starts gushing.
Cynthia: They’re cute without being cutesy, snarky without being offensive, and sophisticated without being stuffy. And, she’s somehow managed to make the menacing and indifferent attributes of the cat… well… charming!
Marcy (admiringly): She really “gets” us cats.
Cynthia continues to peruse Rae Cook’s website, heyraerae.com.
Cynthia: Ohhhhh look – here’s her video advertising CatConLA.
Cynthia: And her posters for Cat Internet Video Festivals!
Cynthia (squealing effusively): These are sooooo great!
Marcy becomes frustrated with Cynthia’s immature fawning and decides to play art connoisseur.
Marcy: Yes. Yes. Somewhat reminiscent of Polish Poster Art, Kandinsky, and the primitive lives of tigers. Not to mention a hint of human micro-agression and Grimm’s fairy tales. I’m thinking Cat And Mouse to be exact. Now, I wonder if Rae would agree that a theme of French existentialism also exists in –
Cynthia (interrupting): OMG (oh my gato)! You are so cute when you’re pretentious!
Marcy: You’re not going to pick me up and kiss me, are you?!
Cynthia (yelling): Yes!
Cynthia takes off after Marcy who is racing at full speed through the house.
Marcy: I hope Rae has a get well card! You’re gonna need it if you catch me with your slobbery kisses!
*Be sure to check out Rae Cook at CatConLA this year! We can’t wait to meet her, see her artwork up close, and stock up on her Pissy Kitty Cards.
June 25th-26th at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. More info here.