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March 6, 2012

Le Soir: Katz Publisher Agrees To Destroy Remaining Copies

Citing a lack of ability to contest the legal actions taken against it by the French-language publisher of Maus, the makers of Katz, a recent effort where Art Spiegelman's famous comics work was reprinted with cat heads placed over the mice heads, will destroy their remaining copies of the book in an agreement signed in the course of legal proceedings against the new book. Dan Nadel called Katz a lame conceptual prank and lazy here; Spiegelman's publisher contends it was an outright appropriation of the existing work. The courts seems to have largely agreed with them, despite the claims of the accused that there'd be a fight if they could afford one. Eight hundred copies were apparently made; no word on how many are left to be destroyed.
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