The team of Christophe Cazenove and William Maury have created the series Cat and Cat, the series Super Sisters, the (regular) series Sisters and the Sea Creatures series (which I have not found/read yet and has different illustrations). When reading Cat & Cat Volume 1 Girl Meets Cat and Cat & Cat Volume 2: Cat Out of Water, I did not realize Super Sisters was by the same people. And of course, the same happened with Super Sisters. I figured the similar feel to the writing was that they were both from Papercutz and those series do have a similar feel to the others. However, if you do not like Super Sisters you can still read Cat & Cat and visa versa.
This feeling is that English might not be the first language of the author, or it is not a Western series. At least Super Sister is translated from the French, but since by the same people, I am guessing both series were originally French. And you can tell there is a little “difference” to what we see in an American comic/graphic novel. The characters seem a bit freer, are less likely to have a conservative theme and can have characters that are a bit more independent.
The sisters, Maureen, and Wendy are two sisters who have adventures as superheroes which tend to go a bit crazy-bird. However, there is more depth to it than just that quick summary. These sisters argue, go to school, fly spaceships, deal with friends, and fight evil. There are giant bugs, school bullies and trying to get the perfect haircut. The humor is obvious, but might not always be “laugh out loud,” but a good chuckle. The illustrations are sharp, colorful and the details fit the tone. They move the story along in ways the text cannot. This is a companion novel to Maureen and Wendy’s “Sisters” graphic novels where the girls are just normal girls who want to be superheroes. (This series is on the TBR list as soon as I find book one).
The Cat & Cat series found me thinking I might not want to read book two. I figured they would be similar, which they are, but Cazenove has added a few more adventures to book two. Whereas we mostly stayed at home in book one in this cute series about Cat (the girl) and Sushi (the cat), book two has us out in nature. Each page is its own story, but each goes into another. There are fun illustrations, that are not necessarily traditional panels, but with imaginary boundaries. Unlike Sushi who has no boundaries, self-control, or (sometimes) common sense. The everyday mayhem of a girl, her dad and their cat takes place on the pages. I was not “jumping up and down” over it, but it is a nice book to experience if you like graphic novels and finding new ones. Also, it is good if you like crazy, modern stories and cats, then it is a must. Book two is more of the same, so if you got your fill of the antics, you’re good with stopping at book one.
Ages eight to twelve are probably the best reading ages, but any age can enjoy. The content is not inappropriate but can be a bit “bathroom humor” in places. The adult reading them will find the reading familiar, the child reader will probably find a series they’ll want to read everyone of.