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 the Man was named one of the Best Comics of 2018 by A.V. Club and Paste
Meet Manfried, a stray man taken in by the likable but introverted tomcat Steve Catson. Stuck in a dead-end job and bemoaning a nonexistent love life, Steve depends on his pet man for friendship and support. But when Steve’s carelessness results in Manfried getting lost, Steve has no choice but to muster his meager resources to bring his best friend home safe. Can a cat who can’t even clean up his own apartment manage to find his missing man before it’s too late? In an all-new series based on the wildly-popular tumblr webcomic, classic comic strip layouts and colorful cartoon art make this a fun read. It’s a great gift for comics fans, pet owners, cat lovers, or anyone who appreciates a story full of humor and adventure, with a sweet friendship at its heart.
Cats run the world and have tiny, naked pet humans in this graphic novel spin-off of the viral hit webcomic. Steve is a humanoid cat who works at an IT call center, lives in a messy apartment, and can't seem to pull his life together. He dotes on his pet man, Manfried, a tiny naked person whom he shoos off his keyboard and feeds hamburgers and hot dogs out of cans of "man food." Steve's life goes from bad to worse, with neighbors and coworkers pegging him as a "crazy man cat," until Manfried runs away from home and forces his owner to break out of his routine. In the process, readers get a glimpse of an entire feline-run world, rife with animal puns and little nude men yelling "Hey!" If the plot sometimes gets overly self-serious for a comic that's fundamentally about how weird the world would be if pets and people switched places, Bastow's charming, rounded artwork lightens the mood.