I manage the Acquisitions department of the library and I get to see some really cool things. Today we received The Rabbi’s Cat, by Joann Sfar. This looks like it’s going to be pretty hilarious and the graphics are beautiful.
It’s a French graphic novel series about a cat who swallows the family parrot and is then able to talk. The cat belongs to a rabbi in 1920’s Algiers. Apparently the Atheistic cat wants a Bar Mitzvah.
There is also a movie based on the novels.
But in the process of looking at this, I was reminded of Sita Sings the Blues.
This animated movie is based on the Indian epic, The Ramayana and the blues of Annette Hanshaw.
The movie is beautiful, the music is great and it will keep you entertained. If you are into the Hindu epics and Gods and haven’t checked this movie out you are definitely missing out! My New Orleans self also loves that it is set to the Blues…
After all, what other style of music could better sum up most epics, personal or mythological?