Contropussy sounds like the title of something you should be shoving under your mattress when you hear a knock at the door, but it’s quite the opposite situation here. Contropussy is a delightful comic written by Emma Caulfield (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Camilla Outsen Rantsen (Charmed), illustrated by Christian Meesey, and lettered by Thomas Mauer, and stars a cat named Contropussy. Yes, a pussy cat so get your mind out of the gutter I just put it in.
Contropussy is a normal house cat during the day, but when her owner goes to sleep, she goes out to play, revealing her truly dangerous, sassy kitty side. Reportedly, the idea for the comic came about when Caulfield and Rantsen were talking about the lyrics of a Prince song, “Controversy.” Caulfield thought it said “contropussy,” sparking an idea and the rest is history.
It began as a webcomic, and recently got picked up by IDW Publishing, so now you can enjoy a massive 128 page adventure with Contropussy leading the way. The lead is a well written, strong and spunky female character, and really, we should expect no less coming from Caulfield and Rantsen. Contropussy proves her toughness through various escapades related to animal trafficking, nip addiction, and politics- all very serious topics. Nip addiction can happen to anyone, don’t feel ashamed. Contropussy can help.
The comic is cute, clever, and throws in a ton of pop culture/geek references. Have fun seeing how many of the reference you pick up, and pay attention to the background of the panels. There are little reference all over the place to reward the diligent readers. It also provides entertaining answers to the often wondered question of “What does my pet do while I’m asleep?” or “Yuck, where did that rabbit’s foot come from?”
Don’t fall for the illusion that it’s a sweet PG comic about a little pussy cat- it’s about grown up things, with lots of action, shock, and gore, all of which meld together for a great comic. Also, the artwork is really nice, and there’s a pink hue to everything which really makes it pop.
You can also follow on twitter: @Contropussy, or like Contropussy on Facebook for updates.
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