Published on September 29th, 2021 | by Andrew Bistak
NYCC Exclusive: FELIX THE CAT Returns!
The beloved black and white feline hits the pages and panels for an all-new series from Source Point Press! Felix the Cat, written by President of Studio Stario, Mike Federali and Bob Frantz (Metalshark Bro), with art by Tracy Yardley (Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic Universe); colors by Matt Herms (Sonic The Hedgehog, Mega Man) and letters by Dave Lentz (Warcorns), has breathed life back into this silent-era classic character in a very exciting way!
In this new series, Felix the Cat and friends face the mysterious Xilef the Extraordinary, an all new foe more powerful than all of Felix’s past enemies combined. Can Felix and friends (classic and new) save the world from this Magical, Melodramatic, Machiavellian Malcontent?
In issue #1, Felix the Cat comes face to face with Xilef the Extraordinary, an otherworldly new enemy that will stop at nothing to get Felix’s Magic Bag!
“Writing for Felix the Cat is nothing short of a dream come true for me,” said Mike Federali. “I can’t wait for fans old and new to see what we’ve been cooking up with the world’s funniest feline and it’s been a blast adding to his hilarious history—not to mention Tracy is just crushing the artwork! I’ve been in love with his line work for years and he’s been the perfect partner on this creative ride.”
“Over the years, I’ve gotten to work with some iconic characters, and Felix the Cat is as iconic as they come,” said Tracy Yardley. “Drawing his bold, graphic style and his classic cast of friends has put a feline feather in my comics cap. I’m excited for fans to see the big adventure in store for, along with his friends and foes, both old and new. It’s been a ton of fun to draw, and I’m sure fans will have just as much fun reading it too!”
Created in 1919 by Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer during the silent film era, the anthropomorphic black cat with white eyes, black body, and a giant grin, is one of the most recognized cartoon characters in film history. DreamWorks Animation acquired the rights in 2012. Righty-O!