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I Am Pusheen the Cat

I Am Pusheen the Cat - Claire Belton Pusheen is a popular webcomic that in recent years has amassed quite the following. It’s hard to say exactly why I love Pusheen but it could have something to do with the fact that the art is insanely cute and that Pusheen slightly resembles my own cat, Gertie. They’re both grey, impossibly large and equally obsessed with food.

Full Disclosure: I received an advanced copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.

Pusheen’s first foray into the literary world is in the form of a collection of her most beloved comics. The concept of taking the best of an online comic and compiling it into a physical book always confused me. Don’t get me wrong, the artist behind the work certainly deserves to be compensated, I just wonder why someone would want to buy material they can access for free online. I guess that’s a common dilemma brought about by the presence of widespread online piracy but that’s a subject for another time.

While you’re not particularly getting anything new with this book, you are getting the best of Pusheen in a solid, tangible form. Which is a plus – especially if you want to let your kids read it. It’s funny and cute enough for the young ones but also something that adults can enjoy equally. You know, like a Pixar film.


If you liked the book and haven’t visited Pusheen’s online presence, you’re doing yourself a disservice. On the blog, the artist often animates the comics which brings a whole new life to the character. Check it out!