New ebook for Kindle: “Kitty with the big balls” by Frank Madsen and Sussi Bech.
The inconspicious, unconventional picture book “Kitty with the big balls” follows Kitty’s struggle to survive in a hostile and unfair environment that demands that he work for food. Kitty is a proud and free but somewhat lazy, uncastrated male cat. His main assets are his free spirit and his big mojo. In the end Kitty comes out triumphant.
“Kitty with the big balls” can be bought from Amazon (Kindle edition).
The Origin of Kitty
Kitty is a character from Frank Madsen’s and Sussi Bech’s weekly comic strip, Ex Libris, that appears every Friday in the literary supplement of Weekendavisen, one of Denmark’s most respected newspapers. The strip satirizes everything in the swank world of literature: the authors, the publishing houses, the bookstores, the librarians, and – the readers. Created in 2009, the weekly comic strip the size of a american Sunday strip has been immensely popular and has so far had its entries reprinted in eight book collections.
My first Kurt Dunder book, “Kurt Dunder in Africa”, is now available in English from Amazon. Both as print edition and as digital book for Kindle Reader/app.
Kurt Dunder is a famous adventurer and scientist who travels around the world along with his friend Bill Milton and Attila the monkey to solve strange mysteries. It is drawn in the popular european ligne claire style and published by Forlaget Eudor.
So far three Kurt Dunder books have been published in Denmark.
In November 2015 the famous Disney duck artist Don Rosa visited Copenhagen to participate in the comics convention Art Bubble at The Round Tower. As usual he drew huge crowds of duck fans from all over the country, who wanted Don’s signature and a drawing of Scrooge McDuck, Daisy or some of the other characters from Denmark’s most popular comics magazine, “Anders And & Co.” – which also sported a Don Rosa cover that week and a short story inside the magazine about Scrooge McDuck visiting the festival.
Sussi Bech and I could not resist the opportunity to include the event in our comic strip “Eks Libris“, that has been a part of weekly newspaper Weekendavisen’s literary supplement since 2009. As always we let our dysfunctional biker family visit the event and spread havoc. But noone, and least of all Biker Joe, expected Don Rosa’s secret weapon: home grown chilies. A treat that I tried myself during the festival dinner, where Don himself took a walk around the restaurant offering generous samples.
After the festival we were contacted by a Danish Don Rosa fan, who wanted to buy the original drawing and an English translation of the strip to show Don.