This book is the square-bound, Japanese Language edition. Re-edited and updated for Japanese readers and collectors.
Part experiment in storytelling, part exploration of self, ELBIS is the story of Life, the sweet hereafter and the true nature of cats.
What started as a simple picture book of a supernatural cat, over a 2-year journey, culminated in this 44-page exploration of suicide and the healing power of cats.
People often ask me if I have some special feeling for cats or other animals.
No, not really. But I do think animals are cool. The have a different perspective to ours. Like they’re hip to what’s going on. The humans are just faking it but the cats know what’s really going down in the world.
Not my first time in the company of cats but it was the first time I had noticed a “neko no kaigi” or cat’s meeting. I hear they happen all over the world, cat’s just meeting up in small groups at night, all silent and sly, but nobody knows why.
What exactly is a cat? What are they up to? What is the relationship between cats and humans? It was really intriguing. In this small book, I answer these questions.