Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Star Trek Cats previews

Star Trek has had no shortage of unusual books in the last few years, with the likes of A Very Klingon Khristmas and Fun with Kirk and Spock now gracing our shelves. The latest release from Chronicle Books is exploring an even stranger new world though, with the entire crew of the USS Enterprise turn into cats by artist Jenny Parks, for Star Trek Cats.

The book has just been releases, and to mark the occasion StarTrek.com and Amazon have released numerous preview pages, which you can see below.

People have also posted a short interview with Parks, who described how this book came about:
I’ve been a cat person for as long as I can remember. Combine that with a scientific illustrator’s passion for drawing animals and all things nerdy, and you get a series of my favorite pop culture characters as cats. Somehow it all became more than just a ridiculous hobby, as I realized how many people out there loved these cats, too.
Naturally each character is a very specific cat, as you can see below:
One of the things I enjoyed most about working on Star Trek Cats, was figuring out what breeds to make each character. Obviously Scotty had to be a Scottish Fold, but it took some searching to find a cat for Spock with appropriately distinctive ears, which I eventually found in the Oriental Shorthair.











Star Trek Cats has sixty-four pages of feline Star Trek adventure, making it the purr-fect (sorry) gift for any cat loving trekkies.

And if you get your orders in promptly you can also claim a set of Star Trek Cats pins, for free, with proof of purchase.


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