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Graphic Literature and the comfort of cats

 

Monk and white cat, illustrated by Sydney Smith, written by Jo Ellen Bogart. 

 

Have a look at this wonderfully crafted story, based on an old Irish short poem, written by a 9th century monk and scholar about the relationship between him and his white cat. The poem, titled 'Pangur Ban' has been translated into contemporary graphic literature through the beautiful illustrations by Sydney Smith and the writings of Jo Ellen Bogart. It adds some thought to the oft complex and unique relationship that man has shared with cats from ages ago and how each draws a degree of comfort from the other.