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Drama Age 16+ · NETCOMICS
Completed with Vol.6 Ch.11

Catsby, twenty-something nobody, loses his girl-friend to another man. A richer man. His pal Houndu treats him to wine, women and song, but there's no forgetting the lost Persu. The thousand humiliations of youth are poured upon Catsby, who feels far too much to begin with, and whose prospects go from bad to worse. Now he's petrified by his father, now drunk on the floor, now freaking over a blind-date, now convinced it's all for nothing. And that's just volume one of this groundbreaking new series. No detail however vulgar or delicate is left out as the angst of youth is beautifully dissected. Readers are in for a great surprise in the end of the story.

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Catsby
Catsby is a twenty-something feline down on his luck. He finds out he's in love only when his lover leaves him to marry another man.

Persu
Persu is Catsby's girlfriend of six years. One day out of the blue, she leaves Catsby with a wedding invitation... a wedding of herself and a man other than Catsby. Persu is a mysterious woman who invites Catsby to her wedding without reserve while telling him to wear a tie that her husband will be wearing at the wedding.

Houndu
Houndu is a dog-about-town and faithful friend of Catsby. He is ever-ready to help Catsby forget his worries with cheap food, bad booze, floozies. A real pal.

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"The Great Catsby is twisted, funny and beautiful. Can't wait to read more."
- Scott McCloud, Author, Understanding Comics

"Catsby is a solemn and beautiful testament to post-graduate life and love. Doha's anthropomorphic depiction of Catsby and his roommate Hondu is sincere and heartfelt."
- Kai-Ming Cha, PW Comics Week

"With a unique setup where cats and dogs are personified as human characters and high-quality drawings filled with pithy epigrams, this 'melodrama' has created an enormous sensation among the netizens. People went wild over a new name called 'Doha.'"
- Paper (Monthly publication, Korea)

In the past we have watched Catsby lose his lover as she marries an older man. As time passes Catsby learns to love again and Persu begins to realize what she has lost. As the relation between Catsby and his new love, Sun, deepens the moments they experience are played out for us. The daily rituals, the expectations of the next meal together, and in this issue, they shop for clothes for him. It is pretty funny actually as he is not all that enthused but she insists he needs better clothes. And we slowly see a change in Catsby. He even begins to think of his own future by going on a job interview. The side plot involves his roommate Hondu and his "arrangement" to service a married woman at the request of her husband. As he retells some of the experience we cannot help but feel something for many of the people in this drama and how desperate they all are at some point. Perhaps the most touching is the story of Persu. She has achieved a marriage of convenience but a chance meeting first with Catsby and Sun and then Sun alone reveals her emotions are not toward her husband. Catsby has finally cut the chord and is working at strengthening his relation with Sun. Persu can't let go and even taunts Sun that memories of her time with Catsby will never be replaced or equaled. There are tragic moments, touching scenes and just plain funny episodes to round out this well-done drama. The art remains some of the best of its kind in anthropomorphic style. Relating the ups and downs of a growing romance and the lingering tragedy of love gone by is hard to get right. Doha does it with ease.
- David LeBlanc, Comic Book Network Electronic Magazine

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    06.09.09
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    Why haven't they made this an anime yet?

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    07.05.17
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    The story of Catsby is so human and relatable. The illustrations are amazing. A must read!

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    12.01.10
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    This comic was the sole reason for me to join this site, it was well worth it. I've never been so connected with a story before. It's a solid story, to the point to bring tears to anyone who allows itself to enter Catsby wolrd.
    I heard rumors of an animation beign made... if its true i can't wait to see it.
    My only concerns are that the more the story progress the more you have to stretch your mind in order to keep up witch everything, not that I don't like it, but it may turn off some readers, and some times the translation can get a bit weird, but in the worst cases it just add to the atmosphere of the world.

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    11.21.09
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    I got hooked on the series at my library and I HAD to have the rest of my fix ASAP. Absolutely excellent character development (the portrayal of the characters, of the storyline); the animation itself carries so much MEANING. One of the few times I agree (in relation to this manwha type style) that a picture really is worth 1000 words. I actually am scared now to see the kdrama now in case it doesn't match up to the wit of this brilliant author.

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    5

    I stumbled upon this site and this comic and have to say WOW - great story, superb characters and art that far exceeds most anything I've seen or read lately... looking forward to more more more

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    06.18.09
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    I just completed the first volume, and I'm completely hooked. The characters are so complex, and you can feel their emotions and desperation. I love all of them. I can't wait to read what happens next.

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