NYCC 2021 Exclusive: ‘Felix The Cat’ Returns In January 2022

by Brendan M. Allen

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. 

The beloved feline hits the pages and panels for an all-new series from Source Point Press in Felix the Cat, written by Mike Federali and Bob Frantz, with art by Tracy Yardley, colors by Matt Herms, and letters by Dave Lentz.

‘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 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,” added 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!”

Felix the Cat #1 is scheduled to release January 2022 from Source Point Press, and will be featured on the New York Comic Con’s (NYCC) Sunday badge. Writer Mike Federali and artist Tracy Yardley are scheduled for a signing at the Source Point Press NYCC booth #2137 on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 11am-12pm. 

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