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Think Outside The Cat Box

Think Outside The Cat Box

"Think Outside The Cat Box" is a collection of cat cartoons by Mark Parisi. This book has been nominated for best humour book in 2001 by the Independent Publisher's Association.

Collection of Cat Cartoons published, book wins recognition from independant publishers association.

High Point, North Carolina, 6th September, 2001 - Plan Nine Publishing, a publisher of humour and cartoon subjects, today announced the availability of a new book by cartoonist Mark Parisi featuring a collection of cat cartoons titled "Think Outside the Cat Box." The new book recently won recognition as a finalist in the humour category for the Independent Publishers Association's Book Awards 2001.

The book features cat cartoons from the comic panel "Off the Mark," syndicated by Atlantic Feature Syndicate in more than 100 newspapers and online. Readers who want to order "Think Outside the Cat Box" can visit:

In "Think Outside the Cat Box," Parisi, 39, a life-long cat owner and lover, provides an uncanny insiders view of how cats think and view the world around them. The subject of cats is well known to Mark, his cartoons illustrated the book titled "Cats are From Jupiter, Dogs are From Pluto," published by Pocketbooks, a division of Simon and Schuster.

"I grew up with a grumpy cat that I loved," Parisi said, "Since I met my wife, we've had cats with all different personalities, so I'm constantly exposed to ideas."

About the Author:

Mark Parisi, 39, has been a professional cartoonist since 1987. His cartoon work can be seen at Distributed by Atlantic Features Syndicate, his cartoons appear in more than 100 newspapers and online outlets. In addition to cats, his regular subjects include dogs and other animals, computers, aging, Star Trek, airlines, Pokeman and the Beatles. A life-long native of Massachusetts, he grew up reading Mad Magazine, Peanuts and Larson cartoons. In addition to his childhood cat, "Jerome", he also had a dog, named "Peanuts." He has a degree in graphic design from Salem State College. He and his wife, Lynn, live in Melrose, MA with their daughter, Jenny.

About Plan Nine Publishing:

Headquartered in High Point, North Carolina, Plan Nine Publishing is a specialty book publisher focused on publishing Web comics in printed form. Titles include works from Bill Holbrook, Mark Parisi, Brad Guigar, Simon Travaglia, Paige Braddock, Larry Feign and Guy Gilchrist. Plan Nine's books are primarily distributed through the company's web site, The company is located at 1237 Elon Place, High Point, NC 27263, USA. Telephone is 336-454-7766 (USA) or email

About Independent Publishers Association:

The Independent Publishers Association, headquartered in Traverse City, MI, supports and encourages the highest publishing standards among independent publishers and helps improve members quality, diversity and marketability. The Independent Publisher Book Awards 2001 has been conducted for the past five years and honors three publishers in each of 49 categories from cover design and illustration to concept and writing style. For more information, visit the association's web site: Independent Publishers Association is located at 400 W. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684, USA, telephone is 231.933.0445 (USA).

Ordering Information for "Think Outside the Cat Box"

Readers who want to order "Think Outside the Cat Box" can visit, telephone 336-454-7766 (USA) or email

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