The Cat on a Hot Thin Groove by Gene Deitch


At the age of 21, Gene Deitch discovered The Record Changer, a jazz fan magazine. Every jazz swinger in the ’40s was called a “cat,” so Gene Deitch created a cartoon feature titled “The Cat,” which quickly became a fixture of the magazine. He also started drawing the covers, which graced almost every issue from 1945 to 1951. Deitch’s stylistically virtuoso images exquisitely embodied the essence of the 1950s hipster, and was a visual paean to the joy of collecting records and appreciating jazz. The Cat on a Hot Thin Groove collects all of Deitch’s Record Changer work in one gorgeous, coffee-table art book, with commentary and reminiscences by Deitch himself.

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A hard cover edition with burnt orange boards, black lettering and no dust jacket. There is some fading to the cover and the binding is loose. There is some rubbing and denting to the edges of the book. There is a previous owners dedication on the second page. There is some toning throughout but the photos and text are clear and legible.

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books, USA.

Published by Gary Groth and Kim Thompson.

Publication date: 2003.


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Weight 2.060 kg
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