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Things We Saw Today: Jonesy the Cat From Alien Gets His Own Book

Finally, the real star gets to tell his story.

Jonesy watches the mayhem in Alien

Wednesdays tend to be terrible days for everyone, so to get you through the week, we’re going to focus on cats. Namely Jonesy the cat, heroic survivor of Alien.

Titan Books has just released Jonesy: Nine Lives on the Nostromo, written and illustrated by Rory Lucey. The book tells the story of the film from Jonesy’s feline perspective, tackling the terrifying tale with humor.

“For a movie that ends with two survivors, one of them being Jonesy the cat, we really don’t get to see much of what the cat is up to throughout the film,” Lucey said. “As an artist who lives with a goofy orange feline, I started sketching what nine lives on the Nostromo might be like, which is how this book got started.”

Of course, thankfully, the cat does not die in Alien, so no need to worry if the book will bring both young and old readers to tears. The film doesn’t shy away from the scarier moments though, like the death of Brett. Still, Lucey isn’t saying this book is for older readers only; just maybe talk to your kids before having them sit down to see Jonesy’s live-action adventure.

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(via io9; Image: 20th Century Fox)

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