Phillipe Geluck

PHILIPPE GELUCK is a Belgian comedian, humourist and award-winning cartoonist. He graduated from the National Institute of Performing Arts in 1975 and for the next ten years pursued a successful career as a theatre actor as well as drawing off-the-wall illustrations and watercolours. Philippe is also a major radio and TV personality, having appeared on more than 1,500 TV programmes, all carrying his particular brand of humour. In 2003, he curated an outstanding exhibition to celebrate Le Cat’s 20th birthday at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, which later traveled to Brussels, Bordeaux and Rennes, attracting over 350,000 visitors.  He was made Knight of the Order of Arts & Letters by France’s Minister of Culture and Commander of the Order of the Crown by Belgium’s King Albert II… for services of laughter, fun and happiness!

The Cat / The Cat Strikes Back / The Bible According to The Cat

‘Geluck really ought to cross over to an English-speaking, 
cat-loving, humour-loving readership!’
Paul Gravett, UK journalist, curator and 
leading blogger on comics, graphic novels and manga

With 12 million copies sold, the French-speaking world’s most popular cartoon character goes global to pass on his wit, wisdom and humour to the rest of the planet. 

Deceptively simple and deadpan, with a unique ability to be simultaneously intelligent and stupid, Le Chat reveals life’s underlying surrealism and absurdity with magnificently understated humour – from silly puns, non-sequiturs and sight gags to sublime reflections on time, space, man and the universe. 

Created by Philippe Geluck thirty years ago, Le Chat is massively successful in francophone countries with 12 million copies sold of 19 albums and merchandising going viral. His reputation is such that the city of Brussels will open a Le Chat Museum in 2019!

Three albums are now available in English: Le Cat contains 140 classic Cat cartoons and strips and is the ideal introduction to the feline. Le Cat Strikes Back goes deeper with a more eclectic mix of cartoons and strips. For a bigger fix on Geluckian humour, The Bible According to The Cat is a 196-page graphic novel retelling the Christian creation myth where the world is reinvented by Le Cat. 

Le Cat is at heart a universal character (and universally funny). His albums are the perfect mirthful gift for anyone looking for humour as well as true love, world peace and the answer to the meaning of life.


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