Cats and books. Life is good.
Cats and books. Life is good.
Metal Cats book is out - NYC release party w/ Belus & more
By this point, perhaps you’ve heard of the Metal Cats book, which is full of photos of metal musicians with their cats. With BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Cats, Beavers & Ducks* and more getting in on the Metal Cats rage, you know furry furor is reaching a fever pitch. The book is out now, and we scored a few unpublished photos originally intended for the book: Erik Kluiber of Gypsyhawk is above, and check out Steven Darrow of Sonic Medusa, animal activist Andrew Buchanan Carter and tattoo artist and piercer Alexander Nathan Ward with their feline friends below. Metal Cats is available to order from publisher powerHouse Books right meow.
A book release party is happening in NYC at Union Pool on May 17 with performances by gloomy experimentalist Planning for Burial, sludge purveyors Sea of Bones, doom band Belus (who just premiered a new song over on Invisible Oranges) with between-sets tunes from DJ Jake Boyle. There will also be an art exhibit, raffles (win “Catpathian Forest” prints) and vendors. Check the event’s Facebook page. Tickets are $7 at the door with 100% of the proceeds going to Bobbi & the Strays, a no-kill shelter and rescue center in NYC.
Via Brooklyn Vegan
*Sorry, I couldn’t resist!!
"You mess with my cat, you mess with me."
Photo via Metaldudes Cats Book
Mister Minoune: ”Guess what Owner! I’m going to publish a book that will make me rich and famous!”
Owner: ”Really? I didn’t know you could write.”
Mister Minoune: ”Well, if you can, I guess it’s not that difficult.”
Mister Minoune: ”That’s ok if you don’t care about my project. I’ll keep it all to myself.”
Owner: ”Ok… Tell me what your book is about.”
Mister Minoune: ”It’s about things that matter to me. It’s going to be profound, but also hilarious! Appetizing. It’s going to be a real page-turner.”
Owner: ”That sounds really promising!”
Mister Minoune: ”Yes. Now I just have to write it.”
Photos/captions by ©Mister Minoune
Intellectual and proud of it.
Photo by ©hlehto
Metal Cats - by Alexandra Crockett
Skulls and Siamese. Corpse paint and Persians. Baphomet, pentagrams, blood, and tabbies!
Metal Cats combines two amazing subjects: the extreme personalities of the hardcore metal music scene and their adorable kitties. These incredibly cute and fluffy felines have been photographed with their loving owners in and around the dark abodes of musicians, fans, and promoters of metal including members of the bands Black Goat, Thrones, Isis, Lightning Swords of Death, Book of Black Earth, Skarp, Harassor, Akimbo, Aldebaran, Atriarch, Oak, Ghoul, Ludicra, Holy Grail, Xasthur, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Exhumed, Morbid Angel, Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Gypsyhawk, Nausea, Phobia, and Napalm Death.
Metal isn’t all dark and disturbing, violent and misanthropic. Metal Cats is proof that while the music may be brutal, the people in the scene are softies for their pets just like you and me…
A portion of the proceeds from this book and a series of benefit shows held along the West Coast will go towards one no-kill shelter in each of the four main cities visited.
Cat Versus Human books: the best Christmas gifts for cat lovers!
Via cat versus human:
I See Kitty, my first ever children’s book under Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan), is out today!
As a little thank you to those who have purchased it, I’ll be sending out book plates. Just send me the following:
a.) A screenshot or email forward of your receipt
b.) If you’d like your book plate signed or unsigned
c.) Mailing address - Recipient Name + Street + City + Zip + Country
d.) Please add “I See Kitty Bookplate” in the subject line
You can email me the information at cvshbooks @ gmail . com
The book plate giveaway will run from today, 9/24 through 9/27 (Friday).
You can find I See Kitty here:
Here’s a little trailer for my book:
And as for the postcards, I’m sending out the next batch this week. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or just want to say hello :)
Oh, and mini book tour schedule to follow.
Thanks so much to everyone!
My cat is sad because when the morning sun hits his face the beauty of life is almost too much for him to bear.
Photo/caption by ©why my cat is sad