I thought Hello Kitty was enough to feed any insatiable appetite for minimally drawn cat characters that appear on endless merchandise. Then this thing shows up.
So what exactly is this, I ask Julia?
And what is Pusheen?
“It’s PUSHEEEEEEEN! I LIKE PUSHEEEEEEEEN!”
And Pusheen is…what?
“Pusheen = Life”
Finally, she showed me a cartoon in one of her books in which Pusheen the fat cat names everything she likes about fall. Turns out it’s pie, pie, pie, pie, pie, pie and pie.
My own external research turned up nothing else, though “piscin” (pronounced “pisheen”) is the Irish word for kitten:
I think it’s time for me to get a three year-old to draw a cat for me so I can make the big bucks too. In the meantime, all the bucks I have left are probably getting funneled into this subscription.