The Krazy Kat Page

(All images copyright 1994 Eclipse Books)

The page for fans of the old newspaper strip and current reprint books.

Important Link

Check out the article "Krazy Kat's Indeterminate Gender" by Elisabeth Crocker, published in Postmodern Culture v.4 n.2. Then, at the bottom of that page, click on the About icon to view the upcoming Krazy Kat Hypermedia Project.

About George Herriman and Krazy Kat

George Herriman was the creator-artist of the Krazy Kat newspaper strip of the 1920s and 30s. This was in the days when comic strips would fill up a whole newspaper page and were in full colour. The mechanics of the strip were simple: a cat, a mouse, a dog, and a brick. Krazy Kat was the cat that loved the mouse, Ignatz. Ignatz reciprocated by throwing the brick at Krazy. Offissa Pupp, the dog, loved Krazy Kat, and would punish the sinful Ignatz by putting him in jail.

Herriman made these characters and many others into a strip that is hard to describe. It is considered to be one of the three most important comic-strips of all time.

Take a look at some GIFs.

Suggestions? e-mail: (Martin Ward)