Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Occupy LOL Street Volume I, Travis Haan
Occupy LOL Street Volume I, Travis Haan. [self-published] Smashwords, 2011. e-book, 41 pps.
The three LOL cats in this comic live on LOL street. They are a trio of tabbies with gray fur and black stripes. The cats and other non-human animals in this delightful book are tubed from real life photos, giving them that adorable kitty look that it is virtually impossible to replicate in a cartoon. The three LOL cats work at the dog food factory and are barely surviving. They scrimpt and save. On Christmas, a dog in a beat-up car crash into the cats in front of their house. They are forced to use their savings to pay for medical bills, and forced to work even harder after that. They are forced to work the next Christmas. A series of misfortunes result in the trio joining the Occupy movement. In the five included chapters, the LOL cats go to a constitutional convention, become homeless, and some other stuff like that. There is also a mean guy who owns the dog food factory. The LOL cats become more political and more politically aware as they become more involved in the Occupy movement.
sapphoq reviews says: Although a tad predictable in places, Occupy LOL Street Volume I does an excellent job of explaining the Occupy movement. The cats and other four footeds are adorable and political. Most excellent for those who are looking for an explanation of what Occupy is all about. Also excellent for anyone who enjoys the LOL cat phenomenon and for those who want the politicians to respond TO THE PEOPLE instead of to special interests lobby groups with oodles and oodles of money.