Kitty Pride

Cat owners of the world, listen closely: The loveable ball of fur that’s currently purring away in your lap is, in all likelihood, dreaming up ways to bring about your death. Regardless of all the catnip and cutesy toys you’ve proffered during its short lifespan, that pretty kitty is an insidious beast with murderous intentions. Or at least that’s the contention of webcomic artist Matthew Inman in his newest book, How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You.

In addition to his penchant for Nikola Tesla, the proper use of punctuation, and the exploits of “The Motherfucking Pterodactyl,” the creator of ultra-popular website The Oatmeal warns the world about the potentially deadly proclivities of the common housecat via the 136-page tome, which compiles the best of his kitty-related comics.

Inman likely will cover the felonious nature of felines during his visit to Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 South McClintock Drive in Tempe, at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 26, for a signing session and discussion that he states will include such topics as “mayonnaise, rainbows, and electromagnetic pigs.”

Fri., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., 2012
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.