The Wedding of Cathy and Irving

A Cathy Collection

  ”The comic-strip character Cathy, one of America’s most famous single career women, finally got married to her hapless longtime boyfriend, Irving—and on Valentine’s Day, no less. It’s the end of an era-or was it?”—USA Today

  ”YES.” 

  Rarely has one word, one positive response, resonated so loudly from the world’s comic pages. But when leading lady Cathy finally took the plunge—after nearly 30 interminable years!—and accepted boyfriend Irving’s marriage proposal, the occasion certainly deserved notice among Cathy fans around the globe.

The Wedding of Cathy and Irving captures all the fun, magic, and—yes—the nerve-racking overanalyzing that filled the Cathy strips leading up to the big decision and the big day itself. This collection features some of the couple’s most memorable moments from throughout their long relationship, but the spotlight shines most on the year that included the unexpected “ring find,” the proposal, the “YES,” and the frenetic wedding plans that Cathy and Mom both endure and perpetuate.

  The longest courtship in cartoon page history came to an end on February 5, 2005. But as The Wedding of Cathy and Irving shows, nothing is quite that simple in Cathy’s world. Whether she’s pondering pastor possibilities or worrying wedding dress selections to death, Cathy is unequalled in capturing the conundrums of modern women everywhere. It’s all Cathy, through and through.

About the Author

Cathy Guisewite is the creator of the “Cathy” comic strip which ran daily in nearly 1,400 newspapers from 1976 to 2010. Launched when there were almost no female voices on the comic pages, the strip became a deeply personal touchstone for women wrestling with a changing world. The strip earned Guisewite the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award in 1992, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for the TV special Cathy in 1987, and the high honor of having her work displayed on the fronts of refrigerators across the land, right next to the food.
 
 

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