In the world of Manfried the Man, the roles of cats and humans are reversed: humanoid cats are in charge, while tiny, dim-witted, lovable little people are kept as pets. Manfried, a stray man taken in by slacker Steve Catson, becomes the Garfield to his John Arbuckle: lazy, selfish, and sometimes maddening in his weird human behavior. But ultimately the pair depend on each other to get through life's troubles. In this book-length story, Steve find himself stuck with a dead-end job and nonexistent love-life, while all his friends are moving on, getting better jobs, getting married and having kittens. When Manfried runs away from home, Steve suddenly loses the one constant in his life, and has to muster all his meager resources to find his best friend and bring him home safe. By story's end both Steve and Manfried realize they're capable of so much more than they thought. A funny, lighthearted graphic novel that takes the familar "cute cat" comic strip and turns it on his head. Explore a world in which cats rule: Crazy cat ladies are crazy man ladies; cat shelters are man shelters; single cats use the "Wisker" dating app; the pet section of the supermarket is stocked with cans of "Pizza Dinner" and "Hamburger Surprise." Cat lovers and pet owners will recognize a familair dynamic between Steve and Manfried...with a reversal that explores the relationship between humans and animals from a new angle. Cute, colorful, cartoony art and a classic comic strip layout make this an accessable read even for anyone not deep into comics or not a regular graphic novel reader. A book-length story grounds the humor in everyday life with characters you'll root for.


  • 224 pages
  • 6 x 8.5 inches
  • 4 colors

Rights available for...

  • French
  • Dutch