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  • michael
    December 23, 2008

    “Also cat” :)

  • L
    December 23, 2008

    This reminds me of:


  • Jackson
    December 23, 2008

    “Also cat” indeed. It would seem that as far as “the economy vs. one day of beautiful delusion” is concerned, Cat is putting his stocking where his mouth is.

  • alecho
    December 23, 2008

    aw~!!! that’s so cute how they are blushing! btw, turkey (chicken?) looks good! yum!

  • pygiomancer
    December 23, 2008


    I believe it is safe to surmise that they are both struck with horror and despair, feelings that they would prefer to hide from their respective loved ones if possible, at the poverty of their emotional lives and the inadequacy of their de facto family compared to the scale of their emotional needs.

    Or something along those lines.

  • Greg
    December 23, 2008

    This makes me realize how we don’t really have any backstory for how a little girl ended up living in a house with an anthropomorphic cat. Anybody else curious?

  • David
    December 23, 2008

    I would be fairly distraught if my ‘family’ consisted of an anthopomorphic cat who drinks paint…

  • C.
    December 24, 2008

    It could be a Tofukey, but Soy has goot a bad rap lately…

  • Tommy The Brat
    December 24, 2008

    Why? Soy is WONDEFUL!

  • rateekm
    December 24, 2008

    The tender bosom of faminely limned with such stark delicacy. The Baby Santa looks a little naked, though! :)

  • Laurie
    December 25, 2008

    Merry Christmas, Dorothy & Mr Chen.

  • Nalano
    December 28, 2008

    Not really, Greg. Dioramas die if studied with too much scrutiny. If it ain’t broke…

  • Joe!
    December 29, 2008

    I figured they were upset with each other BECAUSE they’re family. Yeah, we’re family! Oh wait, now I hate you. . .

  • idkrash
    December 29, 2008

    On XMAX day my girlfriend’s parents always serve manicotti. They are not Italian.

  • Katie
    December 31, 2008

    “Dioramas die if studied with too much scrutiny. If it ain’t broke…”

    Perfecto. You get a gold star, Nalano.

  • Dorothy
    January 5, 2009

    My Grandmother has always made spaghetti, meatballs and sausage for Christmas Eve. She also made dinner for Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. If that gives you any idea.

  • Sev
    February 19, 2009

    No, that gives me the opposite of an idea. It gives me a Newsweek cartoon.

  • wow
    July 2, 2009

    lemme guess, you celebrate kwannza, dorothy

  • M
    August 15, 2009

    A lot of people here have bad spelling.

  • Dreaming Pixel
    October 16, 2009

    Depending on the interpretation you pick, this comic can either make you melt with the sweetness of it or weep at their loneliness.

  • Jo
    January 3, 2010

    Greg, there was an origins comic really early on. As I remember Girl came out of the sea on a turtle and Cat sprouted from her head when she was hit with a hammer. With that in mind, I think everything else makes more sense.

  • The other Jack
    November 21, 2010

    This made me feel hungry AND lonely… but hungry first.

  • greg
    March 1, 2017

    To my fellow Greg: Origin stories are over-rated. I hope, some day, Marvel or DC will “reboot” a superhero movie without feeling compelled to re-tell the goddamn origin story.

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