After my book of poems by cats got picked up by a publisher, I foolishly thought I could now publish any cat book I damn well pleased. (Well, not at all really, but let’s assume so for the sake of this introductory paragraph.). Alas, 147 submissions later I discovered that not to be the case. And so I was left with cat treatment after cat treatment, including the following unpublished coffee table books featuring cats I’ve photographed during my current stay in Portugal. (Because when you have a book coming out in summer it’s best to inadvertently schedule vacation time right smack in the middle of its release.)
(NOTE: This cat is no longer on the roof of her house and alive and well.)
I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats is going to be published in Brazil! So if you’ve been yelling, “I’m not reading any book written by cats until it’s in Portuguese!” to friends, family, and coworkers left wondering how the hell that became a topic of conversation, your prayers have been finally answered.
I’m very sorry in not posting this earlier (due to spotty Internet service abroad) but I want to truly apologize for anyone who took offense at what proved to be an unfortunately timed “Sally Forth” strip today. Such comics are written three months in advance (and pre-published over a month in advance for Sunday supplements) and so the strip (in which Ted surprises Sally with tickets to “The Dark Knight Rises”) was in no way a direct comment on–or reaction to–the unbelievable tragedy that occurred this weekend at the “Batman” premiere (nor were the “Dark Knight” comics that appeared on this site this week, which were pre-posted this past Monday due to travel plans).
But I know such comments due nothing to alter what has happened nor may counter understandably raw feelings and for those individuals and families sadly affected by such a senseless, awful act and those who perceived the comic in poor taste due to such timing, I greatly apologize and send my very deepest condolences.
Please take care and be well.