August 14, 2010 |
Cathy Guisewite doesn't know what the last four panels of her "Cathy" comic strip will look like when they run in 700 daily and Sunday U.S newspapers in early October. In fact, even after a nearly nonstop, 34-year run of putting words in the mouth and anxieties in the mind of her alter ego, she's hard-pressed during the course of an interview to say what the next four panels will look like — even though a deadline looms in less than 24 hours. "Quick, give me ideas!" Guisewite says as she sits behind the desk of her Studio City home office.
January 18, 2005
Branching out: Sesame Workshop will help produce a Hindi-language version of its series "Sesame Street" for children in India. "Sesame India" will launch in 2006. Film awards: Samuel L. Jackson will host this year's Independent Spirit Awards, airing Feb. 26 on the Independent Film Channel and Bravo. Cathy's gifts: She's only a comic strip character, but Cathy gave a real website when announcing her wedding gift registry. And now Universal Press Syndicate reports that $10,000 has come in to www.
February 13, 2004 |
Before Destiny's Child rhapsodized about independent women, before Charlie's Angels took their stilettos to the big screen, before the glamorous sexual liberation of Carrie and company on "Sex and the City" -- before them all, there was Cathy. But in what may be a blow -- or a blessing -- to single women everywhere, Cathy, the slightly neurotic star of the eponymous comic strip, may be getting hitched.
August 1, 1993 |
DANCING THROUGH LIFE IN A PAIR OF BROKEN HEELS by Mickey Guisewite, illustrated by Cathy Guisewite. (Bantam: $14.95, 210 pp.) Anyone who reads the comics knows Cathy Guisewite, creator of the "CATHY" comic strip, an arch little look at the modern woman syndicated in over 1,000 newspapers worldwide.
May 18, 1992
The creator of "Cathy"--the popular comic strip character who has Ansgt -ed over decisions like what color lipstick to buy and whether to forgo aerobics for ice cream--is taking an eight-week maternity leave, starting today. Cathy Guisewite is adopting a child and wants the time to "give this baby the extra attention it will need in the first several weeks of life." The strip appears in about 1,200 newspapers, including The Times. Reruns of the strip will run daily in The Times.
January 26, 1992 |
Faithful readers of the Cathy comic strip already know the character's fondness for Lawrence Kasdan films, but Cathy's affection for Kasdan's "Grand Canyon" has become a passion as consuming as dieting, shopping and her relationship with her boyfriend Irving. Cathy, the creation of cartoonist Cathy Guisewite, first noticed "Grand Canyon" in the Dec. 27 strip, when Cathy went to the movies with Irving and her parents.