There’s a brand new graphic novel that just came out called Madame Cat. It’s a hilarious commentary on the complicated nature of our feline friends! In this series of vignettes, author Nancy Peña presents the love, laughter and frustrations of a cat who thinks she’s an owner. These bite-sized sketches cleverly capture the charm and challenges that cats bring us.
With narrative mastery, creator Nancy Peña has created something truly delightful and effervescent that will appeal to cat lovers of all ages. We were allowed to include some samples of the artwork from this book to show you just how adorable and relatable these vignettes are.
The book went on sale the week of July 17, 2018 which was the week of San Diego Comic Con … and here you thought Comic Con was only capes and tights! >^..^<
We spoke with the publisher and they pleased to offer us 3 copies of Madame Cat for three lucky Purrington Post readers to WIN!
* Contest Now Closed
This contest ended on August 1st, 2018 and was available to North America residents only. To qualify, entrants needed to submit a comment in our “Leave a Reply” section at the bottom of this page saying:
My cat’s name is [insert your cat’s name] and he/she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because [reason]
The 3 winners were chosen from all the correctly submitted entries and contacted by email.
Nancy Peña is an author with a very distinctive style, one sure to delight readers. As an artist, her drawings are inspired by engravings, creating whimsically appealing pages. She is an Art Academy teacher in France and has published more than 12 graphic novels.
Humanoids, is the publisher of Madame Cat. They are well known for publishing some of the world’s most iconic and groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels.
My cat’s name is Harley and he thinks I’m the pet and they’re my owner because he believes he’s the alpha cat of the house, and he is but that doesn’t mean he’s always the boss of the house (Really..He is the boss of the house but he knows better then to snap and trying to bite at us).
Hi,my cat’s name is Tubs, Half Pint, Baby, and they thinks I’m the pet and they’re my owner. I have two cats and they are brothers. One is name Tubs because as a kitten he was the biggest. He had another brother (who died one year ago) named Baby, he was the littlest. Than there is the last one, who was in the middle of the other two, named Half Pint. My cats are spoiled. They ran the house and two of them still do. They called me ma ma,it sounded like it. I would answer them and they would try to tell me what they wanted. When a bag is opened they come running and if I don’t get up at 5:30 or 6:00 A.M. Half Pint will play with my nose and Tubs will play with my ear. They are 15 years old in people years.
My Name is Ozzy and I am the owner of my four humans, my pets.They know I am CAT and therefore the boss (owner). They can be quite cute and adorable, a bit difficult at times, but when all is said and done they know who the owner is and eventually give me my way. My baby sister is Cricket and she bows to me as well.
My name is Ozzy, affectionately known, but not acknowledged as the owner. My 4 humans like to think they are the owners and my sister Cricket and I are the pets, but we know better because I am CAT. We are impossible to resist. Our humans can be a bit tiresome at times, but they are kind of cute, so I think we’ll keep them. Purrrr.
My cat’s name is Pugsley and she thinks that I’m the pet and she’s my owner because she has to make sure I’m tucked in every night when I go to bed. Reading time is a favorite in our house. She loves sitting under my arm while I try to turn pages!
My cat’s name is Ricky and he thinks that I’m the pet and he’s my owner because he figured out at six months that he was king. He has since redecorated the house, destroying items that he doesn’t like, curtains and carpeting.
My cat’s name is Cleocatra Piper and she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because she stares and meows at me EVERY…WAKING…HOUR.
My cat is named Molly, and she thinks I am the pet and she is the owner because she is a Diva, and her every wish is my command.
My cats’ names are Cooper and Zeke and they think that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because because they know I will obey their commands 🙂
My cat’s name is Callie, and she thinks she’s the boss and owner of me. I think she has a clock in her head when she tells me when it’s time to be fed, and when she wants to be petted. Every time I go in the kitchen, she thinks I’m going to feed her. So I wonder, who is the boss here? Callie is Calico and half Siamese. She can be stubborn sometimes, and tries her best to have her own way.
My cat’s name is Roxie and she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because she runs the house, she wants out and then in and then out and then in, to the food , back out and in throughout the day! She has 2 little sisters that she watches over as well, she is the Alpha Cat!! We love them all!
My cat’s name is Nightshade and she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because I feed her when she sqawks in a certain tone, run the tap for her to drink fresh water from the faucet, and clean her litter box. If I do a good enough job, she’ll sit down and try to groom me!
My cat’s name is Pumpkin, and he thinks I’m the pet and he’s my owner because he reminds me every weekend morning that the alarm I set to awaken to feed him the other days didn’t go off at 5:30, and that I should be very pleased with his diligent approach to the responsibilities he has for keeping me on schedule.
I have 2 Russian Blues, a brother and sister. We are 3 peas in a pod, I love them so much. I would truly enjoy reading Madame Cat.
My cat’s name is Paige and she thinks she is my parent, upon coming home from work each day, I must have my face
and hands throughly inspected and licked clean then she leads me over to her litter box and looks from it to me to say clean it up. once all this is done I can sit down and she will cuddle with me, but god help if I forget anything haha.
My cats’ name are Millie and Moxie and they think that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because they run the household and dictate the daily schedule including breakfast served at precisely 6 am, water bowls & glasses changed, food bowls cleaned out and refilled, and litter box cleaned immediately afterwards. As well they have implemented a mandatory 20 minute minimum of play time before I go to work. If they had their way, I’d spend the entire day with them! However, I’ve tried to explain that I need to work in order to support their lavish tuna-filled and catnip-infused lifestyles!
Good afternoon. My cats’ name is Romeo Luigi and they think that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because they love to knead me like I would pet them. When I am eating a bowl of cereal they jump in my lap and love to lick some milk not out of the bowl but from the spoon. I am greeted with meows when I come home from shopping, like asking what I spent their money on if not food or treats for them.
My cat’s name is Lemon and she thinks that I’m the pet and she is my owner because she rules the house and wants a lot of attention.
My cat’s name is Princess Fiona Fuzzy Paws and she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because I am her servant. She is served her meals privately, has her room and bath cleaned and has daily massages scheduled.
My cat’s name is Elliot and he thinks that I’m the pet and he’s my owner because I always feed him when he asks and sit down for snuggle time when indicated. Aerin and Cassie also agree.
My cat’s name is Jake and he thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because I meet his every demand when he demands it!
My cat’s name is Sophie and she thinks that I’m the pet and she’s my owner because she makes me beg to get any attention from her. I can call to her as she walks by and she simply cocks her head up, flips her tail and slowly walks away, breaking my heart as she goes. Feeding her is a chore. I set her bowl of fresh, wet food in front of her (only the best and most expensive, mind you), she deigns to glance at it, and again, cocks her head up, flips her tail and slowly walks away. To keep the other kitties from eating her food, I set it on the counter. Sophie comes back a short while later and sits her princess butt down and looks at me. I offer the food to her again and – rinse and repeat. Usually, it’s on the third offering that she will lower herself to eat some of my offering. Afterward, without so much as a purr or a rub on my leg, she exits stage left and heads to a comfy place to contemplate the mistreatment that she endures in this terrible place. Sigh…
My cat’s name is Yoda.
My cat’s Jet and Spooky (brothers) know that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because they groom me and style my hair. They sit on me when they please, I’m told when to feed them and when they don’t like it, I’m expected to find something to meet with their refined palate.
My cat’s name is Seuss and he thinks that I’m the pet and he’s my owner because he pretty much dictates the daily household schedule and I wait on him hand and foot.
My cat’s names are Tarifa, Suha, and Elvis, and they KNOW that I’m the servant and they’re my commanders-in-chief because there are no “pets” here, no living being is “owned”, and I give them love and care, in return for UNCONDITIONAL loyalty and love!
My cat’s name is Willow and she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because…well, cats RULE and I am just a mere human!
My rescue cats names are: Laura (19), Andy (17), Tonkali (17), Cowboy (16), Bari (16), Big Guy (7) and Jake (5) and they all think that I’m their pet and they’re my owner because We are the bosses!
My cat’s names are Jitterbug, Tabbie Kitkat and Miss Gray and they think that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because they rule the roost! They tell me what they want and I get it. They tell me it’s feeding time and I feed them. They tell me it’s play time and we play. You get the idea…….
My cat’s name is Milky and he thinks that I’m the pet and he’s my owner because I jump when he demands something.
My cat’s name is Jake and he thinks that I’m the pet and he my owner because:
1. Whenever I come back after leaving the house.
I get scolded when I get home. The longer I am.
gone, the louder and longer the scolding.
2. He always tells me to feed him “neow”. Funny.
how they learn that word.
3. He must have his water in a saucer on top of a.
cup by the bathroom sink. And it must never be.
less than 1/8″ below the rim.
4. I must be available for laying on and listening.
to his wonderful vibrating song of affection at all.
5. I must give him him loving scritches and.
massages in all his preferred placed and stop
him from falling during his enjoyment of them.
6. He decides where he wants to ride in the car.
Usually my lap.
7. In spite of all my many mistakes, he loves me. unconditionally. What a love he is.
My cat’s name is Ireland, but it should be BMW (Black Magic Woman) cause she is black and was born the day before Halloween, and he/she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because that is just how cats think,
My cat’s name is Marceline and she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because she has me completely wrapped around her little paw
My cats names are Molly, Bo, Bailey and Abby they think that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because I give them lots of food when they give me the sad face, keep them warm, love them when they want and spoil them.
My cat’s names are Kristy 16, Bandit 9 & Mikko 4 and they think that I’m their pet and that they are my owner because they believe that they are descendants of royalty and that they are the queen and kings. They favor me with purrs, head butts and kneading (making bread on me). 😻
My cat’s name is Ember and she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because she runs this place like it’s her kingdom!
My cat’s name is Rexi and she thinks that I’m the pet and she’s my owner because that human-dominated world is merely an alternate universe constructed in the hive minds of all the servant humans.
My cat’s name is Rocky and he thinks that I’m the pet and he’s my owner because I have to get off the furniture so he can sit in it!
My cat’s name is Carly and she now she is the owner and not the pet because i wait on her hand and paw1!!
My cat’s name is Tripod and she thinks that I’m the pet and she’s my owner because she has me on a schedule / routine rather than me having her on a schedule / routine. If I don’t get out of bed when she wants, she will run up and down the bed from my pillow corner to my foot corner and use her one front paw to shred the sheets. Once I get up she will wait on her cardboard scratcher in front of her food dish until I feed her. When I return home from work she greets me at the door and then leads me to her food dish. In the evening she calls me to bed by howling loudly with her favorite toy mouse in her mouth on or near the bed until I join her. I think she must be friends with Erin Michaela Sweeney’s cat Rexi…
I have a car named Schyler and he is 28 years old. He’s a Ragdoll, has always been an easy going, friendly guy. But in the last couple of years he’s decided that he will be the king of the castle and I am the serf to take care of him. At his age, he actually only has three places to go in the house: asleep behind the end table, drinking water in the kitchen and eating or eliminating in my office. He has developed an ungodly goal to announce where he is and what he wants. And his Circadian rhythm has changed as he has aged. His appetite increases at 3 a.m. with an announcement. Being the loving and obeying mother that I am….I’m out of bed and in the kitchen refilling his dish. But at 28 years, he deserves all I can give him. And I know he could write a great book!
My cats name is Bella, and she thinks she is the owner and I’m the pet. I do what she wants, she says when she eats, plays and sleep. She says when I can leave and she lets me know when I’m gone to long how she feels about it. She tolerates Riley and think he’s as dumb as rocks. Hissing and scratching with her paws at him while he stands or sits taking it. Yup he isn’t very bright! Bella is spoiled , she loves to lay on my bed or the couch with me, purring away while watching Riley’s every move. Her favorite position is laying butt first in my face as I sleep.
These are wonderful memories as my Bella passed away during the middle of the night, Riley woke me by barking like crazy, sitting next to her in the kitchen.
Bella my baby, the owner of this house lives on 😺
My cat’s name is Kitty and she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because she does what she wants in this house! The queen lays where she wants, meows until she gets what she’s meowing for, and will spray if mad! She will make me put this book in her library that is dedicated to cats ^.^
My cat’s name is Oliver and he thinks I am the pet and he’s the owner because he owns me. He made my alarm clock just a clock, by being one himself, and waking me up. He lays where he wants, even on the toilet, which is called his throne. Everything is his, everywhere is his!
My cat’s names are Minnie and Broshy and they think that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because they decide when it’s time to eat, when it’s time to scoop the litter box, when it’s time to play, sleep, chat and just about every other activity you can think of!
My cat’s name is Midnight and she thinks I’m the pet and she’s my owner because I feed her when she asks, I sit with my legs bent uncomfortably so she can be comfortable on my lap, I make tuna sandwich for lunch so she gets the “juice” and I get up in the morning when she sounds the alarm.
My cat’s name is Oz and he thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because it’s his house – I just live here!
My cat’s name is Tori and she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because I don’t do anything useful like catch bugs or scatter litter on the floor.
My cat’s name is Neptune and hethinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because I pretty much do whatever he wants, and he pretty much doesn’t do whatever I want.
My cat’s name is Jamal Tamale and he thinks that I’m the pet and he’s my owner because cat shelving must be available in his specific designated places, all furniture is his to claw up regardless of price, and the litter box would have a marking line at a desirable level if he could hold a permanent marker to make it. I am just required to do his bidding like Jeeves would.
My cat’ names are Kathleen and Domino and they think that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because I do whatever their little hearts’ desire!
My cat’s name is Little Bear and he thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because his favorite thing to do is climb on my lap when I’m doing things like entering this contest on my laptop.
My cat’s name is Dusty and she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re the owner because she found us and followed us all over the farm we looked at and rode home on my shoulder to help me drive home with her.
My cat’s name is Dusty and she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because she found us and followed us all over the farm we were looking at and sat on my shoulder to help me drive her home with us.
My cat’s name is Ninja and he thinks that I’m the pet and he’s my owner because he thinks he is a god. He expects me to have his meals prepared for him in a timely manner. Therefore he must be the owner and maybe I am more of a slave then a pet.
My cats name is Lucy and she thinks I’m the pet and she’s the owner because she knows how much I love her and always stop what I’m doing to give her love and show her she is the queen.
My cat’s name is Jonesey (aka Princess Cutie Pie) and she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because she really believes she is a Princess
My cat’s name is Buddy and he/she thinks that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because I am there for his amusement.
My cat’s name is Daisy and she thinks I’m the pet and she is the owner because her arthritis has gotten so bad I have to pick her up & put her on either on the bed or couch. She meows loudly and I come running to accommodate her!
My cat’s name is (Rain)Cloud and he thinks that I’m the pet and he is my owner because not only does he boss us all around but to keep us in line he will act like he will nip at us to scare us. He also sleeps on my head at night and grooms me like a momma would groom her baby, his mom disappeared when he was a baby. He is my best friend and knows my moods better than the humans in my life. He is almost 13 in cat years and has a brother-Samuel(Clyde)and 2 sisters-Felicia(Louise) and (Princess)Skye. They are not his natural siblings but rather adopted as he is and he lets them know daily he is the boss of everyone!! He is the love of my life!
My cat’s name is Creamsicle and she thinks that we are the pets and she is our owner because she is!!
My cats’ names are Essie, FireDancer, Sirius Black, Rocky, and Elsa, and they think we are the pets and they are our owners because they keep the invasion of the Fairy Folk in check so they won’t cause mischief.
My cat’s name is Odie and Reggie and they think that I’m the pet and they’re my owner because they are the center of the universe and will not let me forget it! Feed us, meow! Scoop the box, meow! Pet us, meow!
My cats name is Biscuit, she is 2 1/2 years old! We Adopted her from a shelter, unknown to us, she is a Bengal Cat, we are very happy that she is a Bengal cat, she amuses us with her gymnastics ability! We love her very much, and she knows that we are at her beck & call ! 🐱