Here is another giveaway Sparkle didn’t get a chance to do, and it is another very special one! It’s a cool cat art book called Copycat: and a Litter of Other Cats by David Yow. My human got very excited when she found out about it because she is familiar with David Yow’s work — not as an artist but for his legendary punk rock presence in Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard and Qui! Little did she know, he was also a trained and very talented painter and digital artist. She was so excited, in fact, that word spread all the way to Yow’s publicist, who asked her to be moderator for his appearance at Stories Books and Cafe in Echo Park, just a few minutes from where we live.
Art from the book was on display at the store that evening.
My human really enjoyed being moderator for David Yow’s appearance, although she felt like he could totally have done it without her. He’s smart and funny and answered questions about cats, art, acting (yet another talent of his) and, of course, his bands.
For the art in Copycat, Yow put together photographs, textures, artistic skills and wit to create a neat coffee table book! This one, as you may have guessed, is called Bobcat.
Sometimes, like with Catacomb here, it’s a little macabre.
Or it’s cool and pop art-like.
The only thing I did not like about Copycat is that, according to my human, kitties are not supposed to eat it.
The great thing is, I got one copy to keep and one to give away! To enter, leave a comment on this blog post and say you did on the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway is open to everyone in the world, but I have a special bonus for anyone who lives in Los Angeles or the San Fernando Valley — if you win, my human and I will deliver the book in person! That’s right, you will get a chance to meet me in person! I am even giving extra entry points to all you L.A. residents if you tell me your zip code. Good luck!
Our Mom would love to win that book! And if she puts it on the coffee table, we could sit or sleep on it!!!
Purrs, Serafina, Arya, Bean, Iggy, Teddy, and Useless
We love totally awesome cat art…….and could use a more interesting coffee table book to sit on! David Yow must be a really cool dude to create this fabulous cat art. Sorry to say that we’re in the east but we would love to meet you some day, Summer!
Maxwell, Faraday & Allie says
Way cool book and giveaway!
Kitty Cat Chronicles says
Sounds like a cool book! We would love to check it out!
This looks like a fantastic book Summer. Love the artwork!
Alexandra Miller says
The book looks so cute and interesting and I would love to win it!
We wish we lived in your area, Summer! What a treat it would be to meet you in person. 🙂
Mark's Mews says
We dont have to wear harnesses or leashes out in our tall fenced backyard, but we sure agree it is generally a very good idea for most kitties who are allowed outside.
Furryboy and the Grouch - and their human says
The human is running around the house beside herself – shouting ‘Kitties’ and ‘The Jesus Lizard’! (strange – she usually takes lizards away from us.) If she gets this book, it might quieten her down – otherwise we’ll have to slip her a moggydon.
Renee G says
Wish I lived in the area — but I’d still love to have my mailman deliver this.
Love the art 🙂
Amanda (Miss Birdy) says
The artwork in this book looks stunning!!
Marty the Manx says
Looks like a great book Summer. Did it taste good? Hope you have a great week!
Looks like an awesome book! They should have entire galleries devoted to art with cats!
Cathy Keisha says
Sigh! Looks like you donâ€™t want me to win cos Iâ€™m on the East Coast.
Summer, you are too cute! It looks like a very neat book, too!
lilith afarin says
Very cool…hope to win =^..^=
That book looks totally my style!
Looks like a great book but having a visit from you would be even more fun, I think! But, I do not live in CA even… so I guess I would have to settle for the book – with maybe a paw print of your little paw, Summer, stamped on a page! Yes?
Love you and your give away,
Diane Jones says
I would love to meet you Summer.
Diane Jones says
90046 or 91604
Michelle Bicknell says
Omgoodiez I absolutely love how cute Sparkle looks in all of the pix.. She is so good at mimicking the pics of the cats on the front of copycat. and also the pic of her outstretched paw holding the page open~!! Maybe one day they will make a book owners can read to their kitties and also have it be edible for Sparkle~!!
Summer Samba says
Um… this is me, Summer. Sparkle is gone. 🙁
Sue Brandes says
Sounds like a really cute book. Love cat books.
would love to win this!