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Cats Of The Louvre translated by Michael Arias

Taiyō Matsumoto's

Cats Of The Louvre

translated/adapted to English by Michael Arias

A surreal tale of the secret world of the cats of the Louvre, told by Eisner Award winner Taiyō Matsumoto. The world-renowned Louvre museum in Paris contains more than just the most famous works of art in history. At night, within its darkened galleries, an unseen and surreal world comes alive—a world witnessed only by the small family of cats that lives in the attic. Until now…

Mortality, art and the art of living: Matsumoto quietly and compellingly explores these themes as the book progresses. Michael Arias, a longtime friend and collaborator of Matsumoto’s, perfectly captures the dreamlike ambiguity of Matsumoto’s storytelling, no small feat with translation.

— Kris Kosaka, Japan Times

Taiyō Matsumoto is best known to English-reading audiences as the creator of Tekkonkinkreet, which in 2006 was made into an animated feature film directed by Michael Arias. In 2007, Matsumoto was awarded a Japan Media Arts Festival Award for Excellence, and in 2008, he won an Eisner Award for the English publication of Tekkonkinkreet.

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