Critical Analysis of Krazy Kat by Jey Cantor
KRAZY KAT returns to Coconino County and its residents to explain why the strip vanished at the end of World War II. Krazy Kat, the innocent, is suffering brain-dulling depression after witnessing the end product of the “New Clear fizzyits.” Cynical Ignatz Mouse, whose bricks tossed at Krazy’s noggin serve only to endear Kat to Mouse, yearns for the big time–the success enjoyed by those other famous cartoon cats. If Ignatz cannot shame Krazy into working again, he will invent psychoanalysis to create in Krazy a sick soul, the very stuff of high art. This Round, sick soul will crave to be hit again by Ignatz’s bricks.