Manfried the Man

Manfried the Man

In this hilarious graphic novel, the roles of cats and humans are reversed, putting humanoid felines in charge of tiny, dimwitted little man-pets. Manfried is a stray taken in by Steve Catson, a slacker with a dead-end job and nonexistent love life. Soon Manfried becomes the Garfield to Steve?s Jon Arbuckle: lazy, selfish, and sometimes maddening in his weird human behavior In this hilarious graphic novel, the roles of cats and humans are reversed, putting humanoid felines in charge of t...

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Title:Manfried the Man
Author:Caitlin Major
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:168369015X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Manfried the Man Reviews

  • karen
    May 13, 2018
    this is a graphic novel in which the world of Man and the world of Cat do a freaky friday switcheroo and things get weird. there are parts of this book that are five stars, no question, but as a whole, it's prolly a 3.5. the concept is a winner, if you are someone who a) lov...
  • Brian
    Mar 28, 2018
    I like weird stuff, believe me. But this book kind of pushes my threshold. In this bizarre graphic novel, we are introduced to a world where cats are human sized and human men are kept as House pets. The only thing they can say is ?hey.? The book is as bizarre as this sounds. I app...
  • Molly
    Dec 05, 2017
    In the world of this story, cats rule. They often keep a man (or a few men) as pets. Manfried the Man is particularly treasured by his owner, Steve, though Steve also worries about being branded a crazy man-cat. Manfried escapes through an open window and panic ensues for Steve, who em...
  • Erica
    May 30, 2018
    I think my brain is way too literal to be able to appreciate this properly. There were a couple of panels that made me giggle or do the little, "Awww," but for the most part, I got distracted by the half-swap between man and cat. Lines were blurred as each kept some of their species...
  • Kelly
    Jan 26, 2018
    Better in small doses, maybe? (Check out the tumblr.) (Full disclosure: I received a free ARC for review through Goodreads.) We?re trying to get volunteers to take part in the annual man count so we can keep track of all the stray men in the neighborhood. If he?s only been...
  • Billie
    Mar 07, 2018
    Why are there no female pets? How do they breed if they're all literally men? Yes, I overthink things sometimes and get hung up on minutiae, but world-building is important and details matter. It's cute, though, if a bit melancholy. ...
  • Shawn
    Apr 29, 2018
    My husband brought an ARC of this home, and I immediately fell into reading it because it was such a cute play on cat-obsessed people, with a man-obsessed cat. I thought it was clever and well thought out. There is an actual story, replete with plot, and even though it started to drag ...
  • Megan (ReadingRover)
    Jun 30, 2018
    The concept of this graphic novel is fantastic! Basically it?s a world where cats and humans have reversed roles. Cats work, drive and have pet human men! The men are naked, domesticated, little pets who are fully dependent on their cat owners. They?re fed tiny Hungry Man meals, ta...
  • Kendal
    May 31, 2018
    It?s a pretty boilerplate story wrapped around a single gag but... it?s a pretty good gag. ...
  • Kelly Lynn Thomas
    Jan 24, 2018
    In this world, cats are man sized and men are cat sized. Cats keep men as pets. And it is the most hilarious thing I've read in a long time. This isn't just a funny book, though--it's also a touching tale about the connections we form with our pets, and chasing dreams vs. getting st...
  • KimberlyRose
    Feb 16, 2018
    Review of ARC, received at Ontario Library Association Super Conference. If I remove the major concept of this story, and picture it with the cats as cats and the humans as humans, it's still a solid, if unoriginal, story. Caitlin Major's schtick--the role reversal of human and cat-...
  • Elaine HowlinBooks
    Apr 11, 2018
    I think any cat lover would appreciate this book but for me, it could have been better. There was too much focus on Steve (the cat) instead of Manfried (the man) where I think the most potential for humour lies. It would have worked better as a series of anecdotes as opposed to...
  • Emily
    Jan 26, 2018
    My friend let me borrow his advance copy and I zoomed through it and loved it. It won?t be for everyone, but it is for me, and I fully intend to buy a billion copies for myself and my friends when it comes out. Manfried?s and the other men?s mannerisms and expressions are so accu...
  • Ashly Lynn
    Mar 28, 2018
    This was so strange, but I kinda really loved it. RTC ...
  • Elia
    Dec 16, 2017
    This is adorable! It's basically the story of an underachieving 20-something who has a crappy job and is a little too in love with his pet... except the underachiever is a giant cat and the pet is a little chubby ginger balding man. I do have one glaring question though - all the pe...
  • Emmy
    Jan 19, 2018
    I had seen excerpts from the webcomic on my Facebook news feed from time to time, so I thought this might be an interesting book to check out. The premise is simple enough: Steve Catson is a anthropomorphic cat with a tiny pet human named Manfried. The original comics show Manfried doi...
  • Lisa K
    May 21, 2018
    Steve Catson is in danger of becoming a sad pet-man crazed fellow with a grubby apartment and no job. When his pet, Manfried, goes missing everything changes. I love that the chief vocalization for the men is "hey." A sweet story about pets and getting it together. ...
  • Chrys
    Apr 14, 2018
    A really fun idea that was nicely done, although it did feel a touch dark at times. There were some confusing bits, would have been better if all or none of the traits had transposed. And also a disturbing lack of female cats. But overall quite good gun. ...
  • Chihoe Ho
    Dec 14, 2017
    It took a little while getting used seeing cats as humans and men as pets. I'm actually surprised it took so long for someone to put this onto paper and turn it into a comic so thank you Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow for the enjoyable read and adorable illustrations that work very wel...
  • Ashlee Null
    Feb 02, 2018
    Not quite sure what I just read but I think I enjoyed it? ...
  • Nancy
    Jan 26, 2018
    This review can also be found on my blog: https://graphicnovelty2.com/2018/01/2... Quirk Books proved to be an apt publisher for this quirky graphic novel about cats and humans having their roles reversed. Steve Catson is a slacker who has a dead-end job but loves his man, Manfr...
  • Ferial Fattahi
    Jul 03, 2018
    It was a great read! ...
  • Hannah
    May 01, 2018
    This book is hilarious. If you?re a cat person you?ll love it. ...
  • Miriam Smith
    Jun 14, 2018
    Won in the Goodreads Giveaways - looks a fun and interesting read! ...
  • Cindy
    Jun 05, 2018
    This was fun. It?s a GN with a man as the pet of a cat. Role reversal at its best. ...
  • rosamund
    Jul 06, 2018
    Very cute little comic in which giant anthropomorphic cats have tiny cat-like pet men. There are a lot of great gags about keeping tiny men as pets, and if you're a cat-lover there's a lot to relate to in the story. I picked this up in the comic book shop to cheer myself up today, and ...
  • Laura
    Jun 25, 2018
    I have adored this comic from its first public iteration and I am thrilled it was expanded into such a delightful and fun book. Truly a fantastic and well-executed concept. I love Manfried. Art is perfect, colors are great. Story is engaging and relatable. High recommend especially for...
  • Cherie
    May 05, 2018
    Disclosure: I recieved an Advanced Reading Copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Based on the book?s description and the introduction, I had expected the book to be humorous and cute. I was wrong. Instead, it was painful and awkward to read. First ...
  • Jesica DeHart
    Jan 26, 2018
    Oh please don?t stop, this new series is instantly purrrfect. I am not even a cat person but see the overlapping hairy humor to be outrageously on the mark. I can related as I live with three of my very own Man Pets!!! ...
  • Blanka Rota
    Jun 07, 2018
    I received an Advanced Reading Copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I think this is really a book for cat lovers who I'm not, but I have some questions like why all the mancats are male?, why all the catpeople and the peoplecat walk in four legs, the...