Okay, so everyone who heard that I was reading horror manga in prep for WorldCON said, “You’ve GOT to read Junji Itou!” So I went looking… and stumbled across this ADORABLE gem: Itou Junji no Neko Nikki: Yon & Mu.
This is NOT a horror manga. You can tell it’s written by a horror mangaka, but it’s incredibly sweet and funny in the vein of Chi’s Sweet Home. It’s also one volume, 10 chapters long and I think it took me ten minutes to read. If you are a cat lover, you will adore this.
The cat art is adorable. Plus, if you’ve ever been jealous of a cat’s affection, accidentally picked up something you thought was a cat toy but wasn’t, or lost sleep worrying about a cat who was either lost or at the vet the story lines are very relatable.
Cute as hell.
I’m totally bringing it up on the panel though, because I feel like if you’re a fan of his horror stuff you should read his cat diaries!