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!