Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The origin of lolcats

Great piece, but what I really think was the progenitor of lolcats was Cat by B. Kliban.

Cat was also one of the books that launched the "trade paperback" revolution in publishing. Prior to the 70s, paperbacks were generally just reprints of hardcovers or pulp fiction (now called "mass market paperback"). Now, there was a new kind of higher quality paperback that was an original work.

We were early adopters of Cat. In addition to the book, we bought the first set of Cat posters including this one:

Sphere: Related Content

No comments: