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Steve Lafler / Cat Head Comics Catalog

January 25, 2021

“A Loose Cannon on the Deck of Alt/Indy Comix since the Dawn of Civilization”

I’m super pumped to have my key graphic novels available for your reading pleasure and general edification! Here you’ll find four key graphic novel titles: Death Plays a Mean Harmonica, BugHouse, 1956 Book One: Sweet Sweet Little Ramona and Doggie Style: The Complete Dog Boy.

Scroll down for covers, synopsis and ordering info for each title.

Retailers can order 1956 Book One from Diamond Comic Distributors.

Death Plays a Mean Harmonica, 146 pages, trade paperback

Gertie and Rex get a wild hair and relocate to Oaxaca! Upon arrival in this cultural hub of southern Mexico, our intrepid migrants meet Eduardo, the crafty 1000-year-old Zapotec vampire who prefers chicken blood, El Rey Pelón (the skinny pot-bellied fungus who drives a taxi) and of course Death, who plays a mean harmonica.
Death Plays A Mean Harmonica ISBN 978-0-9769690-7-5
Buy at Amazon for $12.99 ebook $2.99, or Venmo me @Steven-Lafler and be sure to tell me your address!
Retailers and libraries can order at Ingram Content Group

BugHouse (Book One), 194 pages, trade paperback

Tenor saxophone maestro Jimmy Watts leads his talented band of bugs from the swing era into the uncharted maelstrom of Bebop. As he and his band mates claw their way to the top of the jazz world, they must fight the temptation to be consumed by addiction to a substance known as “Bug Juice”.
Inspired by the postwar explosion of Bohemian cultural stylings from artists as diverse as jazz trumpeter Miles Davis and Beat avatar William Burroughs, cartoonist Steve Lafler delivers his indigo-tinged masterwork graphic novel, BugHouse.
BugHouse: Book One Buy at Amazon for $15.99 / ebook $2.99 ISBN 978-1-7341087-3-6
Retailers and libraries can order at Ingram Content Group.

1956 Book One: Sweet Sweet Little Ramona, 58 pages, trade paperback

Notorious alt comix legend Steve Lafler delivers readers to the bright lights and glamor of Manhattan in 1956 with Jack, Susie and Ramona. In the graphic novela 1956 Book One: Sweet Sweet little Ramona, they cut deals in the Garment District by day and haunt the legendary Jazz Clubs of 52nd St. by night.
Buy at Amazon for $9.95 (ebook $2.99) ISBN 978-1-7341087-2-9 Retailers and libraries can order at Ingram Content Group.


Doggie Style: The Complete Dog Boy, 486 pages, Oversize 8.5 x 11 artbook

Imagine, if you will, a young man with a penchant for strong coffee, cheap beer and blotter acid (not necessarily in that order) who happens to be outfitted with a big fuzzy Golden Retriever head. This irascible “Dog Boy” is given to bursts of enthusiasm—we find him expounding on everything from socialism to earth-shattering transcendent epiphanies. Well, sometimes we just find him stealing cars.
Bookstores and libraries can order email Steve for discount information on Doggie Style; this title is pending for distribution through other channels.
Doggie Style: The Complete Dog Boy Buy for $39.99 at Lulu ISBN 978-1-7341087-1-2

Death Plays a Mean Harmonica, BugHouse and 1956 Book One are all slated for release in Spring/Summer 2021 via Ingram Advance catalog in the trade paperback format–so tell your local indy bookstore, library or comic shop to order big!
Diamond Comic Distributors are also on board with these three titles, look for this Cat Head Comics lineup to be listed in Diamond’s Previews catalog in April, May and June!
Individual and wholesale orders can also be placed with Birdcage Bottom Books.
As for the Doggie Style: Complete Dog Boy, at present it’s currently available via online order. Dog Boy chronicles my enthused wild ride through the 1980s and a young man full of his dreams (well, along with the beer and LSD!) While I consider the eighties my “developmental” decade, I highly recommend this near 500-page volume as a joyful, entertaining inquisition into the meaning of it all!

And yes, you can order direct from me by sending $ via Venmo: @Steven-Lafler
Just tell me which books you want and send me your mailing address!

Meanwhile I’m chained to the drawing board working on the next installment of 1956–and I have more of my back catalog titles scheduled for release before the year is out!
Thanks for your support, I really appreciate it!

Steve Lafler
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