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Grumpy Cat, the professional name of the mixed breed cat Tardar Sauce, is getting her own comic book! Considering that she draws the biggest lines at any event she shows up at and has 31 million YoutTube vies, I’d say…it’s about time. The comic will co-star her real life brother Pokey, and if you get a little Garfield Odie vibe, well…it’s Grumpy’s time.

The comic will debut as a three-issue mini series this fall.

Dynamite is proud to announce a collaborative licensing partnership with Grumpy Cat Limited to develop print and digital comic books and graphic novels featuring “The World’s Grumpiest Cat” and her brother, Pokey. Grumpy Cat will debut the first of her all-new misadventures in a three-issue miniseries, released in Fall 2015, and collected into a hardcover graphic novel in time for the holiday season. Dynamite also plans to launch a website this summer where new Grumpy Cat comic strips will go up online every week.  
 
“With her ever-present pout and sassy disposition, Grumpy Cat has won the hearts of people everywhere. I can tell you, we’re thrilled, just absolutely thrilled, to bring this adorable curmudgeon’s misadventures to the comic world!” says Keith Davidsen, Marketing Manager of Dynamite Entertainment. “One of the most important responsibilities for today’s comic publishers is creating content that will attract fresh new audiences to experience the wonders of the medium, and Grumpy Cat is the perfect combination of unbearable cuteness, instant fan appeal, and established multimedia presence to make just such a thing happen. If you love the memes, the videos, and that irresistable scowl, then get ready for the wildly fun antics of Grumpy Cat and Pokey in Dynamite’s all-new, all-sensational Grumpy Cat comics!”
 
Grumpy Cat’s global following includes 7.6 million Facebook fans and over 31 million YouTube views. Since her photos first went viral in 2012, Grumpy Cat has gone from Internet star to real-life celebrity. She has two New York Time Best Selling Books, her own Lifetime movie Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever (voiced by actress Aubrey Plaza), has made numerous appearances including the MTV Movie Awards, American Idol, The Bachelorette, The Today Show, SXSW, Good Morning America, and even hosted WWE Monday Night Raw. Grumpy Cat is Friskies official “Spokescat”, has filmed videos with Disney and Sesame Street, and appears in commercials for McDonald’s and Honey Nut Cheerios. Licensed Grumpy Cat merchandise is currently available at retailers worldwide.
 
Dynamite Entertainment’s Grumpy Cat comic books and graphic novels will be available to consumers through the comic book specialty market, and its graphic novels will be available at major bookstore chains, online booksellers, and independent bookstores courtesy of Diamond Book Distributors. Grumpy Cat comics will also be available for purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital. Fans and retailers are encouraged to follow Dynamite Entertainment and Grumpy Cat’s official social media channel for the latest updates regarding creative teams and release dates.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Somewhere there’s a brilliant minicomic cartoonist who can’t afford to feed themselves, and they will see this.

  2. This pisses me off. There are creators out there trying to make meaningful stories but people would rather spend money on something like this only because it is familiar. Memes are probably the worst things that have happened to comics and I can’t even count how many webcomics have degraded into ending their panels with troll faces or “you mad, bro” for punchlines.

    Also it’s bull that dynamite had to cancel “The Spider” because of low sales and now this will probably be a best seller because “hey, I know that cat!”

  3. So, NicoH, do Star Wars comics piss you off also? Do you get all worked up over the He-Man or GI Joe comics. If not, why not. I see no difference between them and this.

  4. @DanielT
    It’s different in the fact that Star Wars, He-man and GI Joe comics have at least somewhat more depth (that being said, I’m not really a fan of all three of them). Grumpy cat is just a cat that people put words in front of its picture and it went viral. It’s like how Jersey Shore’s “The Situation” made a comic. Comics like these only exists because they are famous and not for any real intellectual content.

    That’s just my opinion. I’m not saying my art is great or worth getting published but I know artists way more talented than me that created genius stuff but publishers rather publish a internet meme than something more thoughtful.

    But hey, if you are into these kind of comics, more power to you.

  5. Howard: that’s Dynaite for you: we will probably know more about variant covers than anything else.
    I will give it a try. Actually, there is a chance tshat those comics have more dept than a GI joe or Star Wars one: because Grumpy cat il alsmot nothing except a grumpy cat, that means the creative team can do almost anything with it, becaus eit can’t contradict any existing story.
    but we’re talking Dynamite so it’s probablty gonna be crap…sigh..

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