Thursday, April 1, 2010

Kross-Dressing Kat

One of the many fascinating aspects of George Herriman's Krazy Kat is that the eponymous hero of the strip is a heroine. Although Herriman referred to the cat in both a male and female terms—presumably to allow for ambiguity in the eternal love triangle between Ignatz Mouse and Officer Pupp—successive adaptations have tended to play down the sexuality of the character.  However, this January 1964 Gold Key comic really went out on  a limb to depict Krazy with long eyelashes and what looks like the suggestion of lipstick.

Cover art scanned in by the fabulous Website.

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