How to Give the People What They Want

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Reader Comments (26)


July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEric Phillips

I presume that the feline in panel 3 is a kittler.

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

The English humourist Alan Coren was told be his publisher that humor books didn't sell very well. Golf books did, as did books about cats. Oh, and the Third Reich was a perennially hot topic.

So ... here's what he chose for his front cover. The publisher provided a less-controversial alternative.

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris Henrich

I admit I looked up people's versus peoples' after the last flame war.

Anyone else owning up?

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJack

Now I want a calendar with kittens flying war planes.

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

Everybody seems to think they can do better than the successful artists they represent...
...Until you ask them why they don't want to produce works of their own...

(That's the way a lot of good shows get ruined, and a lot of potentially great albums get turned to mush, and so on)
Note from Scott: I agree, but it's worth mentioning that this particular comic started as an inside joke between my calendar publisher and me. He has never attempted to exert any editorial control over the content of the comics. Just sayin'.

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

That is so so so funny, I absolutely love it !

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKeith

Spitfurs, Hurriclaws, lancaster hairballers, messershmitt kometdownfromthattree...

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdmiral Antelope

Love panel 3, meow serschmitts lol!

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdaleofcourse

How about an F16 with pylon mounted moggies for missiles?

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterancient.brit

Excellent comic as usual!
@Soul of Wit: LMAO!

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiscus

On a side note, I love my calendar from last year. Occasionally, you'll get ones which you'll swear you never saw before and the rest are just familiar enough to half-remember. Totally worth the cost.

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSean

So Scott, your cat moonlights as a Nazi pilot?

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Hey. I'd buy it just for that cover!

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEaglesQuestions

Kudos on the creative speech bubbles in the third panel. I've never seen that.

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue Dunham

The one thing I have noticed about the calendar is how nearly all the panes can stand as a comic by themselves. Keep up the good work.

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

Hilarious! I am laughing out loud. I'm going to have giggle fits all day from this one.

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike Johnson

Schneller, katze! Töten! Töten!

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCzernobog

Damn you, Chris Henrich! I was going to write about Alan Coren's book, but you beat me to it.

Still I can claim a record regarding this topic (unless someone decides to pip me) - LAST!

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

I would buy a calender with kittens and nazi planes actually. However, it would be for my dad, not myself. He likes cats and WWII stuff.

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha

Had you come across Alan Coren's book? That's the first thing I thought of when reading this cartoon. If not, a brilliant case of convergent evolution.

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHairyman

Then there's the Grumman fighters: Wildcat, Tigercat, Tomcat, Panther, Cougar . . . almost a calendar's worth right there!

July 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

I want to crerate a J-pop band called the Meow-serschmidts. They would sing in German.

July 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterarfnotz


Planes are often named after felines. It would not be so hard to do an entire calendar of planes with cat names with the cat of the name Photoshopped into the picture. For example:

Jan - Meowschmidt 109
Feb - Tomcat
Mar - Hellcat
Apr - Panther
Jun - Jaguar
Jul - F9 Cougar
Aug - F11 - Tiger
Sep - Xian JH-7 Flying Leopard
Aug - Bearcat
Oct - Wildcat
Nov - IAI Kfir (lion cub)
Dec - Meowschmidt 262

It'd be a nice internet in joke. The proceeds could be put a feline related charity, or a plane related one.

July 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Dunera

@Admiral Antelope Really good puns there, although they take a nose dive in quality after the fourth. Your Hair Meowrshal must be proud.

July 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersomini

I would love to see a t-shirt with the art from the third panel in your store.

July 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermango
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