Twentysomething Ethan has an abundance of two things: cats and imagination. While struggling to be a comic artist, he bides his time working at an animal shelter by day and fostering a modest herd of cats in his bedroom at his parents’ home. At the moment, life seems to be dealing him nothing but frustrations—rejection letters, family arguments, girl trouble—enough to drive a creative guy crazy. Or to have him wake up in a fantasy city run by cats, where he has superpowers and rescues the local hero, Crusader Cat. This fun hybrid of the angst-ridden personal stories of indie comics and the flashy adventure of superhero comics does not push too far in either direction. Young takes time to build up his characters and story before taking a walk into the weird, and his art is beautifully rendered—the high-contrast and crisp linework calls to mind the work of Terry Moore or Scott McCloud. Refreshingly different and appealing to a broad range of ages and tastes. --Tina Coleman
From the Author
has been a labor of love since the very first pencil stroke. What started as a self-indulgent, semi-autobiographical mini-series, has blossomed into an even more
self-indulgent, comedic, slice-of-life fantasy. It all hinders on one thing, the ability to make readers resonate with a flawed protagonist, and even -- dare I say it -- like
the flawed protagonist by journey's end. This comic has acted as therapy, catharsis, and ultimately, as a surreal love letter to the things I cherish: first loves, foster cats, vegan hippies, epic fantasy, costumed heroes, and all things strange. I hope you'll pick up a copy of Tails
and feel the same way.