Created by cartoonist George Herriman, Krazy Kat depicts the unlikely love triangle of a cat, a mouse and a dog: Krazy Kat, Ignatz Mouse and Offissa Pupp. Ignatz loves no one but poor Krazy calls him his lil’ ainjil and sees Ignatz’s flying bricks as symbols of the feisty mouse’s love. Offissa Pupp devotes himself to preserving harmony and protecting Krazy from Ignatz’s assaults.
Universally acclaimed as one of the most original and influential comic strips, Krazy Kat has long been praised for its philosophical meanderings, poetic dialogue, changing backgrounds, exquisite art and strange props.
An American classic admired for its artistic and literary relevance by famous luminaries such as Pablo Picasso, e.e. cummings and William Randolph Hearst, Krazy Kat has inspired many cartoonists, artists and writers.