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The Rabbi's Cat (French title: Le Chat du Rabbin) is a series of comic fantasy comic books created by Joann Sfar. It was originally published in France by Delcourt as a series of graphic albums. English translations of the first several stories have been released by Pantheon Books.

The Rabbi's Cat
(Le Chat du Rabbin)
Created by Joann Sfar
Publication information
Publisher Delcourt
Formats Original material for the series has been published as a set of graphic novels.
Original language French
Genre
Publication date 2002 – 2015
Creative team
Writer(s) Joann Sfar
Artist(s) Various
Creator(s) Joann Sfar
Reprints
The series has been reprinted, at least in part, in English.

Contents

AlbumsEdit

Original publicationsEdit

  1. La Bar-Mitsva (2002) ISBN 2-205-05207-1, prefaced by Éliette Abécassis. Translated into German, English, Arabic, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Czech and Dutch.
  2. Le Malka des lions (2002) ISBN 2-205-05369-8, prefaced by Fellag. Translated into German, English, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish and Czech.
  3. L'Exode (bande dessinée, Sfar)|L’Exode]] (2003) ISBN 2-205-05497-X, with a preface by Georges Moustaki.
    Translated into English, German, Spanish, Italian and Swedish.
  4. Le Paradis terrestre (bande dessinée)|Le Paradis terrestre]] (2005) ISBN 2-205-05725-1, with a preface by Jean Giraud. Translated into German, English, Spanish and Italian.
  5. Jérusalem d'Afrique (2006) ISBN 2-205-05868-1, prefaced by Philippe Val. Joann Sfar describes this album in a preface as a story against racism. Translated into German, English, Spanish and Italian.
  6. Tu n'auras pas d'autre Dieu que moi (2015)
  7. La tour de Bab-El-Oued (2017)

In EnglishEdit

  • The Rabbi's Cat, Pantheon, 2007.
  • The Rabbi's Cat 2, Pantheon, 2008.

AdaptationsEdit

  • Le Chat du Rabbin has been adapted for the theater by Camille Nahum under the name of La Bar-mitsva du Chat du Rabbin, created at Paris at the theater Michel Galabru 18 September 2004 then reprised at the Théâtre Le Temple from the 22d of March 2005 to 28 April 2005. Staging by Élise McLeod andSei Shiomi, actors were Rémy Darcy, Shiran Azoulay and Camille Nahum.
  • Joann Sfar and several artists have adapted The Rabbi's Cat into an animated film. It premiered in the cinema in France the first of June 2011.