On May 9, Liberty Arts teamed up with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival to host a launch party for Kelly Bastow and Caitlin Major’s new comic, Manfried Saves the Day. In this hilarious graphic novel (sequel to Manfried the Man) the roles of cats and humans are reversed, putting humanoid felines in charge of tiny, dimwitted little man-pets.
The launch party was a wonderful evening of cat-man frivolity, complete with a Manfried photo booth, Manfried-themed drinks and a Q&A with the creators—not to mention a special raffle held in support of Toronto Cat Rescue.
“Come visit a world where humanlike felines keep cute little humans as pampered pets…and the most spoiled of them all is irascible Manfried the Man. Can a pet man who spends most of his time eating and sleeping take first prize at the Manflower Man Show? If not, the local shelter for stray men will be forced to shut down forever!
“Based on the hilarious web comic, this sequel to Manfried the Man is an all-new standalone story that can be enjoyed by followers of the series and new fans alike.”
— Manfried Saves the Day blurb
Caitlin Major is a Toronto-based comics writer and illustrator. She and her partner, Matthew Hoddy, have run successful Kickstarter campaigns to print comics Space Pyrates and The Saga of Metalbeard. Caitlin also works as an animation compositor at Skyship Entertainment in Toronto.
Kelly Bastow is an illustrator and comics creator best known for her ink and watercolor paintings of landscapes and body positivity. Kelly illustrated Quirk’s Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy and has drawn for the comics Lumberjanes, Adventure Time, and Capture Creatures.