Calculus Cat’s home life is locked in an intense, argumentative relationship with his TV set, which bedevils him with commercials for Skweeky Weets – the world’s most asinine breakfast cereal. His “job” is no better. He is forced to run through the streets sporting his famous Grin as The Public shout and throw rubbish. His world is graphic, black and white, jagged, full on, weird, speedy and loud – everything a comic should be!
The series of comic stories I drew about Calculus Cat in the 1980s were very popular. They appeared in some of the best independent comics of the time, and were collected by Knockabout in an album, Death To Television, in 1987, which sold out in a couple of years. Since then I’ve been frequently asked – begged, even – to bring back Calculus Cat and reprint the comics. Now I’m going to do that, and I’d like you to be involved!
Knockabout want to publish a super de-luxe edition of Calculus Cat comics, reprinting the original collection and adding 20 new pages of comics, along with an introduction, a Calculus Cat Gallery, – all sorts of hoohah! A real comic book bumper treat!
We want you to help us raise the money to publish the book through our Kickstarter campaign. I’ve come up with a list of “rewards” to encourage you to pledge some cash. You can read the full list in the relevant section, but it includes a groovy t-shirt, original page artwork, and some very exclusive painted plates! But even the smallest pledges are going to get you some great Calculus Cat collectables. So, please get behind our campaign and be part of the return of The Cat That Hates Television -Calculus Cat!
Risks and challenges
At time of writing, the whole book is drawn, except for one or two pages. It will get to the printer in time for publication. The Rewards are not difficult to manufacture.
The printed books will come from HongKong, so piracy or typhoons can't be ruled out, but we have confidence in our printer.
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