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Average: 4.7 (48 votes)
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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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    5

    Dude. Catsby's friend is going to get paid to bonk this hot little momma but instead he is being frustrated with idiotic [deeply perturbing in my opinion, cuz like what guy would say no to that?!] thoughts like, "Should I?" "Or should I not?" sorta like Hamlet and his tedious soliloquies [no offense to Shakespeare, love him and all] and in the end we do not know whether he will negate this offer or accept a slightly scandalous proposal. But truthfully, the point is not that. The metaphor intended deals with how corrupt youth is [a very apt allusion to Fitzgerald and his own amoral ways] and how in society we can accept risque modes of behavior under the gentle banner of advancement. So what is worth more to one's sanctity of mind; one's honor, or pleasure? Does greed win over love? You decide. And therein lies the genius of Fitzgerald-for he shows us society's follies in an unflinching light.

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    5

    You think you've got it, but ya don't, and life is out to bite you in the ass-when 'IT' happens. The thing you have been waiting for all your life. And what do you do? You let it escape because you are too darn stupid to understand its worth! Yeah, Catsby is the embodiment of adolescent frustrations. Need more info? He's also schizo with a dash of dweeb.

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    5
    08.05.06
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    â??“Twenty-six-year-old male..

    A total bum with no ambitions..

    Are descriptions that aptly define me.â???

    These are the opening words of the Great Catsby. From the get-go, one might think that they can grasp what kind of story lies behind those words, and may choose to take it or leave it for what it is. These opening words, however, are a shallow, superficial front to the true depths of this young man's (cat's?) story. Catsby, a young male who's education is limited and career options are few, finds himself jobless and living with his best friend, Houndu, who is a successful freelance private tutor. Catsby then suddenly loses his friend-with-benefits of six years to a rich man and finds himself burdened with the pain of losing his love. Houndu treats him to as many earthly delights as he can in order to drown his pain, but Persu is not easily forgotten. At least, not until Catsby finds himself on a blind date with a strange (and perhaps slightly insane) woman who shares a bed with him not long after they first meet.

    This is the tale of every youth's heartaches, friendships, and confusions. It is told with brutal and unyielding detail and pinpoint accuracy that most will be able to identify with. It reflects upon how twisted and cruel life can be, but it also shows the hope that comes with irony and the small joys in life.

    Catsby is the hero in this small saga, and represents all of us who have loved when we knew we shouldn't have. Persu, Catsby's lover, is the proverbial â??“one that got awayâ??? she is the one person with whom we were sure it would last forever, but suddenly you find yourself abandoned for someone else and severely hurt because of it. Houndu, the best friend that you're always sick of and yet can't get enough of, is always there for Catsby, as firmly as we all hope to have our best friends stick by us when we need it the most. Finally, the girl known only as â??“Class Câ???in this first volume, stands as Catsby's only ray of hope to find happiness in his world of youthful angst.

    The book is a wonderfully short venture which you might find yourself reading over and over, if not for the powerful dialogue, then to better understand the jumbled syntax that litters the pages. The text is literally translated from Korean, so understanding in English may take a few tries, however you may find that the direct translations add to the poetic charm that the story has.

    The art is beautifully clean and simple, with backdrops inspired by real locations in a â??“neighborhood scheduled for forced evacuationâ??? and bold colors with humorously exaggerated expressions add beautiful contrast to the inherently dark tone of the story.

    This is a book for anyone who has been confused by life, burned by love, and still have been able to find hope, despite personal despair.

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    3
    07.27.06
    0

    This cat needs some help come on she is so sad and mad because so got herself dump. Ok she has some proublems and she help for that.

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    5
    07.06.06
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    Doha is a genius, and this comic is proof of that. Beyond a story about some cat with a girlfriend, this comic takes us into the very mind of Catsby himself. Any comic deserves praise if it can succesfully portray a characters inner-most emotions, and believe me, Catsby does that and more. Doha may be one of the best out there, and I hope to see more of his/her work.

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