Thelwell The Cat's Pyjamas Book by Norman Thelwell
An hilarious companion volume to Thelwell's classic Magnificat.
Over the centuries human beings have had such a passion for cats that not only have they invaded our homes - occupying the sunniest corners and sitting on the softest mats they can find - they have also invaded our language.
Norman Thelwell's collection of drawings is a celebration of this. From 'The Cat's Whiskers' and 'Scaredy Cat' to 'Cat's-paw' and 'Catnap', Thelwell's delicious and sleek drawings remind us of these phrases in hilarious and often unexpected ways. Thelwell's endearing witty vignettes also offer punning feline interpretations of such words as 'Catarrh', 'Platypus' and 'Opus'. For lovers of cats, and pictures of cats - above all for fans of Britain's most popular cartoonist - Cats Pyjamas is a must.
Norman Thelwell (1923-2004) studied at Liverpool School of Art and taught at Wolverhampton College of Art. He sold his first drawing to PUNCH in 1950 and began to produce his own comic books, beginning in 1957 with Angels on Horseback. His portrayals of sporting pursuits, of human beings at play, of the life of the countryside and, of course, of ponies, are the products of a unique comic genius.