Smash Pages Q&A: Mike Federali on ‘Felix the Cat’

The comics writer discusses his work on the upcoming series featuring the beloved character and his bag of tricks.

Mike Federali has worked as a convention organizer, art director, comic writer and executive producer, with a resume that includes Mystery Science Theater 3000, the upcoming Owl Girl with Craig Rousseau and Incredible Conventions, which puts on pop culture shows on the East Coast.

He’s also the co-writer of the upcoming Felix the Cat comic from Source Point Press. The publisher announced the new comic to great fan reaction in August; Federali will be joined by co-writer Bob Frantz, artist Tracy Yardley, colorist Matt Herms and letterer Dave Lentz.

I caught up with Federali on the new comic and what fans can expect from his interpretation of the wonderful, wonderful cat.

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Felix the Cat returns to comics

Source Point Press will publish a new Felix the Cat comic next year by Mike Federali and Tracy Yardley.

Felix the Cat — the wonderful, wonderful cat — will return to comics next year in a new series by Source Point Press and Dreamworks Animation. Writer Mike Federali and artist Tracy Yardley will tell new stories about Felix, his friends and his trusty bag of tricks.

“Over the years, I’ve gotten to work with some iconic characters, and Felix the Cat is as iconic as they come,” Yardley said. “Drawing his bold, graphic style and his classic cast of friends has put a feline feather in my comics cap.”

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