Seo Kim's cartoon avatar sits at her drawing board, trying to decide what to draw. She then has a glorious epiphany: She can make comics about ANYTHING.
She then fills the strip's fourth panel with her conception of the "ANYTHING" of potential comics subject matter, and, if you study that crowded panel full of wild imagery, you'll note that Batman appears not once, not twice but three times (Somehow pooping without taking his bat-suit off while a cat perches atop his head, hugging a cat, and crying).
Cat Person, Kim's 2014 Koyama Press-published collection of cartoons, we see that as often as he might appear in that particular strip, Batman isn't really Kim's muse. She has a few different muses, one of whom is her big, fluffy cat Jimmy, another is her boyfriend Eddie.
Jimmy stars alongside cartoon Kim in the first 20-page section, "Jimmy & Me," a collection of cat comics that range from observational strips of the real but weird behavior of cats (of which the one on page seven is probably my favorite) to absurdist gags, like one where Kim and Jimmy run headfirst into one another and transform into a powerful composite human/cat creature.
Despite the title of the book, Kim does not stay on the subject of cats. Which might be too bad; hasn't she seen how well those Jeffrey Brown cat books have done in book stores? People live comics and they love cats! You can't go wrong with cat comics!
The final section of the book is simply entitled "Misc.," and features cartoons devoid of Kim, Jimmy or Eddie (Actually, Kim's in a couple of them, but not as the star). These tend to be more traditional gag cartoons (a trio of beets share a bed, droplets of weat on their agonized looking, anthropomorphic faces, while one blows its nose, the caption reading "Sick Beets") and weird-ass drawings (a beaver and a moose making out) and funny animal strips.
Collections of cartoons like this can be really hard to review. So maybe I should just quit trying to review Cat Person. Instead, let me just say this: Seo Kim's Cat Person was a pretty funny book, full of pretty funny cartoons. I read it and liked it. I thought it was funny, and I like the way Kim draws stuff; I like the way her lines look on paper, and the expressions she draws on characters, and the way that one pigeon told her to calm her shit.