Comic Book Cats, number 21: Fat Freddy’s Cat

Comic Book Cats, number 21: Fat Freddy’s Cat written & drawn by Gilbert Shelton, appeared in the underground comic The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers #1 Published by Rip Off Press in 1971. It was reprinted in Fat Freddy’s Cat #1, released by Rip Off Press in 1988.
The spotlight previously fell on the orange tabby commonly known as “Fat Freddy’s Cat” in a Comic Book Coffee entry. Let’s take another look at this mischievous feline.
Here’s one of the various short stories that pit Fat Freddy’s Cat against his human, the dim-witted pot-smoking Fat Freddy Freekowtski, one of the trio known as The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. As is so often the case with these matters, the cat often threatened to steal the show from the human characters in Gilbert Shelton’s underground comix series. Here we see the cat getting back at Fat Freddy for not scooping out the litter box. I would not be at all surprised to learn this was based on a true story.

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