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Tue, 10/05/2010 - 19:39 by Ananth in response to the most cleverest of cats

Gonta is ... sigh. It's a good thing he's a housecat. 

Johnny Wander Vol. 1 is out!

I have to add a side banner soon, it has been a little hectic. 

We have already begun shipping orders! Hopefully some of you are already receiving them - I got some twitter messages to that effect. We're mailing them as quickly as possible - if you ordered your book last week we will definitely be shipping it within the next 2 weeks. 

NYCC! We won't have a table there, sadly (unless there's a miracle!), but we WILL be walking around. Feel free to flag us down and say hello, don't be shy! We certainly don't bite. 

I think that's it. If it's not, well ... oops. See you Thursday!


Our cat.

Comment by Jedifreak (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 19:43

Our cat seems to prefer the Rook Method. Two of our dogs prefer the Mika Method. Our third dog tries Gonta, then urinates on the carpets/laundry.


Comment by Yugosaki (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 19:56

I named my cat Gonta - because he's afraid of everything. he usually gets someone to open the door for him, then runs through as fast as he can. Possibly hides badly.

Which is hilarious because he's big enough and fast enough he could probably beat up a dog.

Cats, Doors, and Books

Comment by Andrew Russo (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 19:57

Our cat is a combination of Mika and Rook; she makes a meowing noise, and once you show up she opens the door. I have the feeling she does it on purpose.

Oh, I received the book on friday. Friday! I've been enjoying it to my hearts content. It's just like the website, only in print. You guys did an amazing job with the book. I can't imagine the amount of work that went into making it. Thanks guys!

I have a cat that's Gonta

Comment by Dani (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 19:59

I have a cat that's Gonta x10, fear-wise. She is terrified of everything that exists, and is actually a bit underweight because half the time she tries to get to her food, something (usually us) freaks her out and she runs off.

Oh man, this is my cat, too.

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 20:09

She's terrified of everything for no reason! She's underfed, as well, not because we don't give her food. It's because she is scared of her dish. Yup. She actually scoops food out with her claw, leaps back about ten feet to make sure the dish doesn't attack her, then eats it.

Then runs the moment someone comes into the kitchen.

I find putting the food on the floor works, but then her sister comes in and usually eats it since the other runs off.

Forever fretting

My cats

Comment by Hikki536 (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 21:03

freaks when seeing me around. But will most definitely stay when it's food time.
Both of them also have a knack at opening closed doors, much to my... irritation <_<


Comment by Trae (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 20:07

Gonta is the best character of this webcomic.

I think Gonta's not

Comment by Psychogaze (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 20:09

I think Gonta's not struggling to get out, but making sure he stays in....


Comment by X (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 21:15

xD wonderful

None of the Above

Comment by sugarapplesweet (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 20:31

My cat actually prefers to have the door shut because then she can stick her adorable little paws out from underneath and play with whoever's feet are on the other side.

Yeah, she's special. <3

~ Peace and Love


Comment by Seg (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 20:35

So adorable.

Poor Gonta

Comment by X (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 21:14

I had a cat like that once, I kind of feel bad for your Dad...


Comment by Softy (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 21:14

Rook's mouth continues to be awesome and a bit frightening.

Wow, Mika is one of the most

Comment by Mina (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 21:15

Wow, Mika is one of the most beautifully illustrated cats I've seen in a while. As adorable as Gonta and Rook are in this comic, my eyes keep going back up to Mika.

Yuko did do a good job with

Comment by Chris D. (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 20:35

Yuko did do a good job with Mika. Personally I love the way she draws Gonta, just the big frightened eyes make the illustration for me.


Comment by Alex E (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 21:42

Yay! You're going! I'll will keep my eyes open for you two, I'll be in costume.

oh noes...

Comment by mura (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 21:43

What you don't understand is... Gonta is not locked up with you... you are locked up in a room... with Gonta, DUNDUNDUN.

Glad to see those cats again! :D


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 21:45

I love how Gonta's eyes dilate when the door clicks!

Every time I look into the

Comment by Samm Neiland (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 21:56

Every time I look into the eyes of Gonta, its like looking into the eyes of god.

I no longer fear death.


Comment by Joe D. (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 23:13

Rook wins, as always.


Comment by Ruzzy (not verified) Tue, 10/05/2010 - 23:19

2 more weeks, 2 more weeks, 2 more weeks...


Comment by Nathanael (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 01:35

Gonta is the best cat.

My mom has a penchant for

Comment by Becky (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 02:42

My mom has a penchant for putting one cat in her bedroom and shutting the door. We have a brother and a sister.

If the sister is the one who is locked in, her brother immediately runs to the door and pushes it open for her.

If the brother is the one who is locked in, the sister will wander over to the door, sit on the floor right by it, and listen as her brother yowls.

Your mom's cat is a

Comment by Stikibunn (not verified) Thu, 08/09/2012 - 21:16

Your mom's cat is a gentleman cat. Does it have a tiny monocle and top hat?

My cat would starve to death

Comment by Dev (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 02:56

My cat would starve to death if he did not have someone show him where his food is on a daily basis. It is in the same spot every day and 9 times out of 10, it's full. But he will not eat until someone walks into the laundry room with him and points out the food in the bowl for him.

with the way yuko's dad is

Comment by Jodie (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 03:13

with the way yuko's dad is portrayed yelling all the time i'm not surprised gonta always looks like that. XD


Comment by Razor (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 11:32

That's what I was thinking too! XD They both PREFER LONELINESS (Gonta maybe because then he's alone and doesn't have anyone around to freak him out!)

Both of my cats use the Mika

Comment by Spiderbait (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 03:43

Both of my cats use the Mika way but the first one will usually meow and try to get someone else to do it for him but the other can open any door no matter what state it's in (except fully closed). She can even open the sliding wall we have which takes a fair bit of strength. O.o

Received mine yesterday! Its

Comment by anivy (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 05:32

Received mine yesterday! Its fantastic thank you guys :D

My feline.

Comment by Classy (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 07:13

I'd like to say Snickers is at least the Rook of the lot, but truth be told she's not always that clever. She'll stand at the door and meow, then prod it in various spots, sometimes closing it more. Worse case scenerio? She jabs her face in the open crack no matter how small it is in an attempt to open it with her face.

More than once I've seen her try to push her face in and fail. I'd be lying if I said I didn't laugh. xD (Which is why most times she's trained the FAMILY ITESELF to open doors for her. She doesn't care if a door is closed, she will sit there for hours meowing until someone opens it. Hahaha.)


Comment by Szanth (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 07:39


Poor Gonta

Comment by Robert V Aldrich (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 09:39

Is it a shame I was rooting for Gonta to succeed?

No way man, me too! Always

Comment by Ananth Wed, 10/06/2010 - 11:45

No way man, me too! Always rooting for that underdog(cat).

Mine's terrified of

Comment by Cyclosarin (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 10:40

Mine's terrified of everything and WILL mew till you open it. But she's so terrified, she hides under the bed all day, eats, and sleeps. Fat cat will not play. -.-


Comment by Bubbles (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 11:25

We have a Gonta-esque cat. I once heard pitiful meowing from the bathroom, and figured he'd been locked in. Nope, the door was open juuust enough for him to get out. But he kept acting like there was just no way he'd make it, and please help. *sigh* Same cat got "trapped" in the shower. He slipped through the closed shower curtain to drink tub water, but then couldn't figure out how to get back out. We had to rescue him by opening the shower curtain.
Compare to our other cat who got locked in the pantry, but figured out how to get up to the shelf that was doorknob height and then turned the doorknob to get himself out. (Round knob, not one of those lever style ones.)

Happy Birthday, Ananth

Comment by The Riot (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 11:35

I've watched your comics for a while now. Many thanks for your free work in keeping this comic up and running. Thanks to Yuko for the art, Conrad for the website, and Ananth
Happy Birthday, Ananth!

Chatty Cat

Comment by Razor (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 11:37

Our black cat, Tai, is chatty like Rook. Mostly if you walk into the kitchen (any time, day or night, three hours before feeding time or ten minutes after). However she too eventually opens doors.

Izzy, who looks a lot like Mika, is the best at opening doors. Mom lives in a mobile home and the cupboard doors are lighter than most, so she has no trouble.

Yoshi, our fluffyboy, used to open doors but now really doesn't give a fig. Although if he opens the bathroom door and sees Tai on the other side he runs away like a wuss. (Tai is twice his age and half his weight, ???)

Almost forgot!

Comment by Razor (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 11:39

Happy Birthday Ananth!!

Got my book!

Comment by jessykalynn (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 12:13

Got my book on Monday! (didn't get a chance to post before now ._.,,)
I absolutely love it, especially the adorable top hat and monocle on my maw!!! I stared at it and squealed like a school girl for about a minute straight xD

Also, my cat is DEFINITELY a Mika. He has this extreme need to be wherever I am, so if I don't completely close a door, he forces himself in....he tries to open the closed ones, but luckily he has thus far been unsuccessful!

VAMPS Tickets

Comment by Faiga (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 12:22

Oh man, you guys should have mentioned you were going to NYAF earlier. I won a pair of VAMPS Tickets and then found out I couldn't go to NYAF (grad school ruins everything D: ). So, through a friend to friend to acquaintance transition, there was someone who could take them off my hands. I would have much preferred to pass them onto you guys.

Oreo and Shadow

Comment by Sonic (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 12:38

My two cats. Shadow is a fucking ninja, but can be kinda timid. She will open the doors, but will poke her head in to make sure it's safe, then ninja into the room. Oreo is a big cat. He will use the rook method first (meow...Meow...) but then will bodyslam the door open.

Lol at gonta

Comment by Divi (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 12:42

My cat is more like yukos moms cat!
My other cat Oreo is pretty much a Gonta xD

Got my JW book on Monday! Love the business card and the maw sticker. Seal of approval was pretty sweet too. I forgot to pick a hat for my maw but I'm loving the panda cap. Thanks and congrats again on book 1!


Comment by Pandiculator (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 14:20

I am so glad to see that I am not the only one that chose style and refinement for their Maw. The tophat is excellent! Thank you so much for dealing with my shipping snafu, too!

Happy (belated?) birthday, Ananth!

hahaaa, instant favourite.

Comment by Meebs (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 15:24

hahaaa, instant favourite.

Yes, I thought the same

Comment by Pandiculator (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 16:21

Yes, I thought the same thing! haha! How clever I am! Nobody will ever think of a tophat...


Oh well. At least people have good taste!

They say pets resemble their owners...

Comment by Zak (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 16:37

...But I'm not entirely sure what that says about each of them

of all the doors in my

Comment by Frozen Phoenix (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 16:38

of all the doors in my house, my bedroom door is the only one that has to have something (kinda like a paper weight) to keep it open. which I rarely bother with, so my cat has gotten used to opening it herself if she wants to come in and nap or leave. it's even funny when someone is about to open my door, the cat will run up and open it for them (just cause she sees them going in so she wants to follow. she just doesn't wanna wait for them to open the door first =D )

I just got mine today

Comment by Mo (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 18:31

I just got mine today and it's awsome! Thanks for making it!

Things like this make me want a cat...and I don't like cats...Gonta's got to be the best! I want a cat just like that.


Comment by Jennish (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 19:43

hahahah these are our two cats to the T. Bb (originally named Babykitty) has gotten so skittish around people like Gonta and has come up with a new game he thinks is fun! It's called "Oops I've locked myself in the bathroom, come and save me and I'll give you love :D" (except when other people are around, that's when it's time to hide under our duvet and cower) Our other cat, Deafcat (yes he's deaf), is totally Rook all "MOWW MOWW GUYS LET ME IN HELLO MOWWW *sits, looks at door, scratches, rolls over, plays with it, eventually gets it open*"

Oh god!

Comment by Diem-face (not verified) Wed, 10/06/2010 - 20:07

I love comics about Gonta so much. :D I've never known a cat that scared of everything. My big Siamese used to be a scardy cat, but she got over that quickly, and she was never as bad at Gonta. I remember once when she tried to hide behind a vacuum cleaner attachment, which was just a thin tube. It was pretty funny.

In other news, I recently got a job, so I'll be able to buy stuff soon! OMG YAY!