In this hilarious graphic novel, the roles of cats and humans are reversed, putting humanoid felines in charge of tiny, dimwitted little man-pets.Manfried is a stray taken in by Steve Catson, a slacker with a dead-end job and nonexistent love life. Soon Manfried becomes the Garfield to Steves Jon Arbuckle: lazy, selfish, and sometimes maddening in his weird human behavior. Yet the pair depends on each other to get through lifes troubles. When Manfried runs away, Steve musters his meager resources to find his best man-friend and bring him home safe. Ultimately, both Steve and Manfried realize theyre capable of so much more than they thought....
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Manfried the Man Reviews
This was so strange, but I kinda really loved it.
Review of ARC, received at Ontario Library Association Super Conference.
If I remove the major concept of this story, and picture it with the cats as cats and the humans as humans, it's still a solid, if unoriginal, story. Caitlin Major's schtick--the role reversal of human and cat--takes the story to a catchy level. Her written dialogue is natural, likeable. But it's Kelly Bastow's cute artwork that seals the deal. The men's (who are the cats, remember) baby penises are just the right tiny splas ...more
Better in small doses, maybe? (Check out the tumblr.)
(Full disclosure: I received a free ARC for review through Goodreads.)
We’re trying to get volunteers to take part in the annual man count so we can keep track of all the stray men in the neighborhood.
If he’s only been missing a day he’s probably just holed up somewhere nearby. Men like to find small spaces and hide out.
Not all men though. Some men like the open space.
No not all men, obviously.
Steve Catson is kind of a fuck up. His apartment is ...more
Steve Catson is in danger of becoming a sad pet-man crazed fellow with a grubby apartment and no job. When his pet, Manfried, goes missing everything changes.
I love that the chief vocalization for the men is "hey." A sweet story about pets and getting it together.
Manfried the Man is a story where cats own tiny naked humans. Hilarious? Yes :) Half the fun of this volume is in the excellent illustrations showcasing tiny humans acting like cats. However, the story is oddly compelling. Our protagonist is an underachiever who hates his job, can barely take care of himself, and is lacking in any decent relationships. When he loses his man due to carelessly, this inspires a great change in him as he tries to take control of his life and contribute meaningfully ...more
A cute, quick read. As an introverted cat-owner, I related to main character, Steve, a lot, and I think other pet owners probably will too. I even teared up at a particularly heartfelt moment in the story.
That said, not much happened here. The storyline reminded me of Office Space meets Homeward Bound without as many hijinx or action scenes. It was fine, but not particularly memorable. I noticed that they're advertising a sequel for 2019, so maybe there'll be a bit more meat in that one.
Just a ...more
I received an Advanced Reading Copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
I think this is really a book for cat lovers who I'm not, but I have some questions like why all the mancats are male?, why all the catpeople and the peoplecat walk in four legs, the catpeople have genders? and why whyyy all the mancat are male, other wise I think if you are a cat person you will enjoy it, it not only jokes and mancats doing funny stuff, it talk about the social pressure of having k ...more
this is a graphic novel in which the world of Man and the world of Cat do a freaky friday switcheroo and things get weird.
there are parts of this book that are five stars, no question, but as a whole, it's prolly a 3.5.
the concept is a winner, if you are someone who a) loves cats and b) finds tiny naked men behaving like cats hilarious.
or just uncreepy enough to be hilarious.
the jokey details of the illustrations are perfect, from the man food
to the after-food
to the perfectly catl ...more