Comic Book Cats, number 69: The Complete Omaha the Cat Dancer Volume 4
Comic Book Cats, number 69: The Complete Omaha the Cat Dancer Volume 4, cover artwork by Reed Waller, published by Amerotica / NBM in 2006, reprinting Omaha the Cat Dancer #10-13, written by Kate Worley and drawn by Reed Waller, published by Kitchen Sink Press in 1988 and 1989.
My girlfriend Michele is a huge fan of Omaha the Cat Dancer. She recommended that I spotlight Omaha in Comic Book Cats.
Omaha the Cat Dancer was created by Reed Waller in 1978. Omaha initially appeared in several anthologies throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. An ongoing series began in 1984, and with the second issue Kate Worley became the writer. Waller and Worley collaborated on Omaha for the next two decades. Worley unfortunately passed away in 2004. Subsequently her husband James Vance worked with Waller to complete the series. Omaha the Cat Dancer was ultimately collected in eight volumes by Amerotica / NBM Publishing.
Omaha the Cat Dancer is set in a universe populated by anthropomorphic “funny animal” characters and is set in Mipple City, Minnesota, a fictionalized version of Minneapolis. It stars Susan “Susie” Jensen, a feline who under the name Omaha works as a stripper and pin-up model, and her boyfriend Charles “Chuck” Tabey, Jr. aka Chuck Katt. Initially conceived by Waller to protest against censorship and St. Paul’s blue laws, the series evolved into a soap opera.
As you can no doubt tell from the premise, as well as from Waller’s artwork, there is a great deal of sex and nudity in Omaha the Cat Dancer. Although explicit, these elements are often utilized in the service of telling the story and developing the relationships between the characters.
As to why I am spotlighting Omaha the Cat Dancer today, well, this is Comic Book Cats entry number 69, so it seemed like an appropriate fit 😼