It Sells Itself
  • Dorothy
    January 31, 2011

    Cat and Girl cartoon #1000.

  • Emily Z.
    January 31, 2011

    Congratulations on 1000! And a good strip with which to honor the occasion – instant favorite.

  • Bluebird
    January 31, 2011

    That is the most creative sound effect I have ever seen.

    (congrats on strip 1000)

  • Esn
    January 31, 2011


    Very good one here.

    You begin to understand why some great artists and writers destroyed their last works.

  • David Thomsen
    January 31, 2011

    People often use ‘self-indulgence’ as a criticism, which I think is unfair because all self-indulgence does is accentuate the good or bad quality of a work. If someone has no skill (I was going to use the word ‘talent’ but I don’t like that word because it implies some kind of natural superiority that only some people have) then being self-indulgent is only going to make your work that much worse. On the other hand, self-indulgence can make the work of a capable person brilliant. Except then we don’t call it ‘self-indulgence’ any more because that has negative connotations.

    Likewise, Girl shouldn’t delete her novel just because she encountered an example of self-expression that disheartened her. Self-expression can communicate things that ordinary communication doesn’t have words for. That’s why people listen to music and not public radio.

  • The Modesto Kid
    January 31, 2011

    Congratulations on the milestone!

  • Seabass
    January 31, 2011

    I am going to delete my webcomic.

  • Jacob Adam
    January 31, 2011

    Eiya! Eiya! Cthulu f’tagn!

  • Juliet O'Brien
    January 31, 2011

    (and that’s extra exclamation marks to express extra emphasis, but of a communicative not just self-expressive nature)
    Less parenthetically: maybe rather than deleting it, Girl could unwrite and, to some extent, anti-write some of the novel? Add some more non-verbal elements, particularly for self-expressive portions? Exclamation marks aside, there’s always a lot to be said for ellipsis, and sounds, like moans and groans.

  • idkrash
    January 31, 2011

    This calls for grocery store cookies and punch. Maybe there could also be slide show and a stack of pamphlets.

  • Roberta
    January 31, 2011

    And every one of them a self-expressive gem. Mazel Tov on the 1K mark Dorothy!

  • yachris
    January 31, 2011

    Yay times 1000!

    And, on the subject of today’s comic, ouch.

  • Ailu
    January 31, 2011

    Oh my god. I’m going to delete my facebook account!!!
    Happy 1000 cartoons.

  • Sad Radical
    January 31, 2011

    I wish you were still selling prints of all individual comics.

    Because this one, right here, yeah.


  • Adam
    January 31, 2011

    Thanks for 1000 comics! I agree that this is an interesting one… What is any communication but the attempt to put your thoughts in others’ heads?

  • Ameatbois
    January 31, 2011

    Have I seen that one in Spirited Away? Given enough room and attention, it can learn to be in the world.

  • Krimson
    February 1, 2011

    Holy mackerel! 1000! And that milestone has this for a comic (so, so much irony)! Geez, only you can pull this off, Dorothy. (Congrats!)

  • David
    February 1, 2011

    Oh Cat and Girl fight a Shoggoth!

    Happy 1000, Dottie! :)

  • Dreaming Pixel
    February 1, 2011

    Strip one thousand is a commentary on self expression as another word for ego?
    God I love this comic.
    I hope to see a thousand more!

  • BigNorse
    February 2, 2011

    Well then, here’s to 1000 more ego trips/communication attempts. I’ll be in the front row.

  • Niha
    February 4, 2011

    Thanks for making me notice the great joke, Dreaming Pixel.
    Who’s not to love this comic?

  • Craig!
    February 13, 2011

    I find most things are expressions of somebody’s ego.

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