Comics for Cat Lovers

illustration of a cute white cat on a red background.

By Sarah Smith, Adult Services

My first word as a baby was “cat,” and it’s no surprise that I’ve been a fan of the fuzzy little guys my entire life. That a librarian likes cats is a bit of a stereotype, but one I’m happy to embrace. If you’re also proud of your love for cats and you enjoy reading comics, I’m here to support and encourage you with a list of comics for cat lovers!

Cat Massage Therapy
by Haru Hisakawa

This over-the-top adorable series will win over cat lovers of all ages with its super kawaii kitties and its gentle story of a hard-working cat who runs a massage therapy business with three precious kitten trainees.

A Man & His Cat
by Umi Sakurai

This series is a heartwarming series for adults and older teens that starts with a kitten in a pet store, unwanted because he’s less than cute, and the lonely widower who purchases him and changes both their lives for the better.

Sue & Tai-chan
by Kanata Konami

This series is a heartwarming series for adults and older teens that starts with a kitten in a pet store, unwanted because he’s less than cute, and the lonely widower who purchases him and changes both their lives for the better.

Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu
by Junji Ito

Junji Ito is best known for writing some of the most disturbing horror manga translated into English. So it may be a bit jarring to see his distinctive style used in this touching memoir about learning to live with two cats with big personalities.

Frankie Comics
by Rachel Dukes

Comics creator Rachel Dukes created a web comic about their experience finding and adopting a kitten named Frankie. And those comics are collected in this sweet book! Their art style is particularly playful and well suited to stories of an active kitten!

Rascal
by Jean-Luc Deglin

A light and charming French comic about a young woman who didn’t care for cats, but who becomes a cat lover when a kitten is dropped into her life. This fictional story will feel familiar to any cat owner who’s been awakened in the dead of night.

Working from Home with a Cat
by Heidi Moreno

The early days of the pandemic introduced many cat owners to a new challenge: working from home with their cats. Cats who, of course, do not understand things like boundaries or Zoom calls. This adorable volume captures a-day-in-the-life of Moreno and her cat, Peanut, as they try to negotiate a balance of work and home.

Marvel Meow
by Nao Fuji

An adorable series of short comics for fans of the Avengers, the X-Men, and all things Marvel. Nao Fuji’s delicate and highly detailed line art makes for beautiful, nearly wordless, gag strips about superheroes interacting with cats and cat-like creatures.


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