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All Black Cats Are Not Alike – The Illustrated Book Kickstarter Campaign

 

All Black Cats Are Not Alike Kickstarter Campaign



Cynthia: I was perusing the awesome Kate Benjamin’s Hauspanther site and I came across her post about Studio Goldsparkle’s kickstarter campaign.

Studio Goldsparkle is campaigning to create an illustrated book about black cats called, All Black Cats Are Not Alike.

 

Mockup of All Black Cats Are Not Alike



Marcy:  So?

Cynthia:  So Peter Arkle is an amazing illustrator whose work appears in Time Magazine and the New Yorker, and Amy Goldwasser is a super talented editor and writer. They love cats and will feature 50 distinct black cats in their book.

One of the rewards is a chance to nominate a black cat to join the All Black Cat Casting Call. Winners of the casting call will be featured in the book. Isn’t that so fantastic?

Marcy (shrugging):  Not really.

Cynthia (excitedly):  Aw c’mon! Guess who I’m nominating?

Marcy (exasperated):  But I’m not a black cat. I’m white cat with black markings. Sometimes I wonder about your powers of observation.

Cynthia:  Oh… uh… I meant that I’m nominating Penelope Kitten.

 

Penelope Kitten learns she’s nominated for All Black Cats Are Not Alike 



penelope kitten (squeaking):  me?

Marcy:  Gasp. You wouldn’t.

Cynthia:  Why not? It would be a great opportunity for Penelope Kitten if she were chosen. Don’t you want our Pkitty to be just as famous as you?

Marcy:  No.

penelope kitten (squeaking loudly):  photo shoot playtime!

Penelope Kitten excitedly hops and flops and crashes into Marcy trying to figure out her best side for photos. 

penelope kitten:  this is my best side. no this is. no this. wait. this is the best…

this no this how about this wait this is the best

Marcy is disgusted. She stalks off, whipping her tail back and forth.

Cynthia:  Ahhhhh… Marcy… where are you going in such a huff?

Marcy:  Off to start my own Kickstarter campaign. It’s an interactive media project called Big Sister Revenge.

*Only a few days left to contribute and nominate your favorite black cat to Goldsparkle’s Kickstarter campaign for ALL BLACK CATS Are Not Alike.  


The deadline is 11am Thursday, February 26th. 


They’re getting close to their goal!  Good luck, Studio Goldsparkle!

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Happy Cat People: Los Angeles Feline Film Festival

Me and Tamar of I Have Cat

Cynthia:  So Marcy, it’s been almost a week since the Los Angeles Feline Film Festival came to town.

Marcy:  So you’ve finally calmed down and are going to bore us with a summary?

Cynthia:  So… yes.

Marcy:  Hang on while I get some catnip to dull the pain.

Cynthia waits while Marcy eats her catnip.

Marcy:  Okay. So what are your thoughtful thoughts?

Cynthia:  Just this. I have never in my life been in a place…With so many people… Who were all so happy… At the same time. And all because… Of cats. I can’t get over it.

Marcy:  Whatever. So did you meet Lil Bub and her dude, Mike?

Cynthia:  I did.

Interviewing Lil Bub and her dude, Mike

Marcy:  Gasp! Did you ask him if I could be his kitty?

Cynthia:  Funny you should ask. Everyone is in love with Mike. I can’t tell you how many of our readers wanted to know if Mike was single. Well, he told me he’s not. He’s engaged! He said he met his fiancee the same day that Lil Bub met Grumpy Cat! (Super happy for you, Mike!)

Marcy:  I’m not surprised. Mike is cute, sweet, has bad ass tattoos and a recording studio, adores his cats, and raises money for cat rescue. He’s the kind of guy girls go gaga over.

Cynthia:  All of the money Mike gets for his Meet-n-Greets goes to cat rescue. You should have seen the line to get in to see Lil Bub. It was hours long. I’ve never seen anything like it. And the merchandise they were selling was going quick quick quick.

Marcy (greedily):  We need to start working on our own cat tshirts.

Cynthia:  Marcy, everyone was so smiley and so giddy. And so eager to talk about their love of cats or what cute cat attire they had on, or what cute cats they had in their arms.

 

Cute Guy with Cute Kittens


Cynthia:  There were cat art vendors, cat cafe startups, cat face painters, cool cat supply vendors, and most importantly; loads of cat rescue groups adopting out cats and giving out information on TNR (trap/neuter/return) and other resources.

I got a drawing of you, Marcy, from Steve of I Want To Draw A Cat For You. He’s another one who was busy all day long.

 

Marcy:  Awesome. We need to do a separate post about that later.

Kate Benjamin of Haus Panther and a new book with Jackson Galaxy
Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!)

Cynthia:  I got to meet the stars of the cat world and some of my own favorite and inspirational bloggers and cat website owners. Every single person I met was happy to be spending their Sunday amongst cat people. And, many people I talked to agreed that this cat fanaticism isn’t a passing fad. It’s here to stay…

 

Cynthia and Denise Dibetta of Pussy Tales


Cynthia trails off, lost in thought.

Marcy:  So? Is that it?

Cynthia (confused):  Well. Yes. Maybe I’m not thinking clearly because I am still so bowled over by the energetic happy creative vibe that the festival generated. I mean… people love cats so much that it really does alter their chemistry. You can feel it. There’s something to that. Sorry, I know I’m not making any sense.

Marcy (wide-eyed):  It makes perfect sense.

Marcy excitedly gets up to leave the room.

Cynthia:  Where are you going?

Marcy:  I have to call the Mothership and tell them that cats are thisclose to total world domination. I think sending Lil Bub to help hypnotize you humans helped greatly. And, possibly give the CATBEL PRIZE to the guy who invented the internet which enabled you humans to stare at cat videos for hours on end.

Marcy rushes off to call the spaceship. Or something.

Meu! booth


*Thank you so much to Organikat for sponsoring such a fantastic event! Come back to Los Angeles next year, please!




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