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Oct 6 2011 9:30am

Nursery Rhyme Comics: “The Owl and The Pussy-Cat”

Craig Thompson

The Owl and The Pussy-Cat by Craig Thompson from Nursery Rhyme Comics

Nursery Rhyme Comics, out October 11th from First Second, features fifty classic nursery rhymes illustrated in comics form by fifty of today’s preeminent cartoonists and illustrators.

Tor.com will be hosting one nursery rhyme a day up to the release date, including entries from Kate Beaton, Mike Mignola, Tony Millionaire, Craig Thompson, and more.

Each rhyme is one to three pages long, and simply paneled and lettered to ensure that the experience is completely accessible for the youngest of readers.

First up: “The Owl and The Pussy-Cat” by Craig Thompson, author of Blankets and the recent Habibi.

 

3 comments
PhoebeSF
1. PhoebeSF
Ha! Spork as a runcible spoon FTW!
PhoebeSF
2. Rob T.
I wonder if Mr. Thompson has heard Igor Stravinsky's setting of "The Owl and the Pussycat". For me, it fit perfectly with his drawings.
PhoebeSF
3. Algernon Lacey
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful peagreen boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound-note.

The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar:
"I see you Pussy-Cat, lickin' that arse!
"I see you Pussy-Cat, lickin' that arse!
"I see you {ussy-Cat, lickin' that arse!"

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl,
"How charmingly sweet you sing.
"Oh let us be married, too long we have tarried,
"But what shall we do for a ring?"

So they sailed away, for a year and a day
To the land where the bong-tree grows,
And there in a wood, a Piggy-Wig stood,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

"Dear Pig, are you willing, to sell for one shilling,
"That ring?" Said the Piggy, "I see you Pussy-Cat,
"Lickin' that arse!
"I see you Pussy-Cat, lickin' that arse!
"I see you Pussy-Cat, lickin' that arse!"

Some people never change. She worried overmuch about her personal hygiene, and would attend to it at inopportune moments.

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