Amy Goldwasser and Peter Arkle share a home, an office (Studio Goldsparkle) and two cats in New York's East Village. Amy Goldwasser is an editor, writer and brand strategist. Her clients include Vogue, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, New York (where she created the award- winning Strategist section), Yahoo News, Salon and other publications. Her national media appearances include CNN, The Today Show and documentary film The September Issue. Peter Arkle is a freelance illustrator, frequently for magazines and newspapers (The New York Times, New York, The New Yorker, Time, Canadian Business, The Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, Every Day With Rachael Ray, Bon AppEtit, Conde Nast Traveler, Esquire, Le Monde, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post). His illustrations for books include the textbooks Speak Up! and Let's Communicate (Bedford/St. Martin's); the bestselling What's Your Poo Telling You? (Chronicle Books); and graphic biography This is Pollock (Laurence King Publishing).
"...real, sometimes darkly hilarious"
- The Huffington Post
"A hilarious illustrated personality profile of 50 real cats."
-Better Homes & Gardens
Holiday Gift Guide Pick
"This collection of true stories and hand-drawn illustrations fights the unlucky stereotype that all black cats look and act the same."
" features 50 hand-drawn portraits of unique and charming black cats paired with lovely stories."
"As the weather turns cooler, you might want to cuddle up with a good book this month. We suggest All Black Cats Are Not Alike, which features profiles of 50 different black cats and what makes them unique."
"Black cats are notoriously hard to photograph - they tend to show up in pictures as dark blobs with demonic glowing eyes, which, when combined with the whole 'unlucky' superstition, has led to a black cat majority in shelters around the world. And they're even harder to draw, which makes a new book, All Black Cats Are Not Alike, by writer-illustrator duo Amy Goldwasser and Peter Arkle, a true feat in the age-old tradition of cat art."
"Lowbrow, Brilliant...delightful cat taxonomy."
-New York Magazine, Approval Matrix
"So fun and sweet. Cats!"
--Paul Feig, creator of Freaks and Geeks, director of Bridesmaids, Spy, The Heat and Ghostbusters (2016).
"This book...is the pick of the litter"
"This new book by Amy Goldwasser and Peter Arkle is filled with true-life tales and stunning hand-drawn portraits of 50 entirely unique all black cat characters. This limited-edition hardcover is a loving tribute to feline eccentricity and charm-and the purrrfect (sorry!) gift for the cat lover in your life."
"Yes, your cat is very special"
- Fast Company/Co.Design
One of the 10 best crowdfunded literary projects
- The Guardian UK