Syndication of Breaking Cat News has creator Georgia Dunn sharing the comics page with talent the caliber of Gary Larson (The Far Side), Jim Davis (Garfield) and Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes). As a child, she tore through Calvin and Hobbes and Garfield compilations. “I paid attention to their storylines, looking to see what worked and what didn’t,” she said.
Her take on the cartoon cat A-listers:
Garfield: Love him. I wouldn’t be here without Garfield.
Bill the Cat: I like him, too. Bill is a different take on a cat: He’s clueless, weird and bizarre. You don’t often see cats like that in comics but you see them in real life.
Tom (of Tom and Jerry): He’s pretty mean. Not my favorite.
Sylvester: I liked him. He’s mean, too, but with a sense of humor.
Hobbes (of Calvin and Hobbes): I love Hobbes. I was alone a lot as a kid but when I read Calvin and Hobbes, Calvin felt like a friend.