Bernard "Hap" Kliban (Fine Arts, Alumnus)

Cartoon from Cat,  (1975)
Used by permission only. All rights reserved. (c) Judith K. Kliban

A cartoonist for Playboy, Kliban came to wider national recognition with his 1975 book Cat, which featured a bevy of tennis-shoe-clad felines. Kliban’s cats leapt from the page onto calendars, greeting cards, umbrellas, and numerous other products. The New York Times noted that “Reviewers and other readers speedily hailed Mr. Kliban as an ideal interpreter of the often hilarious animals, adept at recording their naiveté and logic simultaneously.”