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Chris Dee
Chris Dee is an award-winning playwright, entertainment consultant, and metafiction author who brings real life experience to her storyverse, fusing it with unimagined truth and depth. She is a woman who has squatted down next to a 500-lb Bengal tiger and petted its fur. She has held an ocelot in her arms and allowed it to ‘groom’ her forearm. She has spent the night in a cabin with two rambunctious caracals. She studied art in Florence, Italy, worked in a museum and walked through its galleries after closing. She knows the difference between Picasso and Pissarro, Manet and Monet. She has been inside Cartier. She has been inside a corporate board room. She has been on a yacht and in a private plane. The life experience Chris Dee brings to these tales brings a depth to the characters unseen in any previous incarnations.
Interests: What is Cat-Tales? Cat-Tales is the real story, a Catwoman metafiction series by Chris Dee. Let’s say nearly everything you’ve ever read in a comic book is wrong. The identities are correct: Bruce Wayne is Batman, Selina Kyle is Catwoman. They live in Gotham City. There is a Wayne Manor, a Batcave and Batsignal, etc. But the rest is all exaggeration, distortion, and often the outright lies of a sensationalist tabloid called The Gotham Post, otherwise known as DC Comics. Cat-Tales tells the truth behind that fiction, revealing characters that are more complex and fully-human than anyone thought possible. Heart-stopping romance, side-splitting humor, and poignantly understated tragedy, it’s all here: the man inside the Bat, the woman within the Cat, the life between the panels, the truth behind the masks.
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Remember the Rick Roll? You followed a link expecting one thing, and instead found yourself watching Rick Astley's 1980s music video "Never Gonna Give You Up." The classic prank is back! With a Gotham twist. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
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Cat-Tales: Inside an Enigma now complete, downloadable as an ebook and print-quality pdf at http://bit.ly/4vXZKE Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
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A new collection of desktop wallpaper based on the Batman-Catwoman series Cat-Tales. Beginning with the Batman Family - The Dark Knight and Catwoman, Robin and Batgirl, Nightwing and Oracle (by hologram), gathering to watch the sunrise on the Gotham skyline... Available in high def, widescreen and all screen sizes including iPhone, iPad and Android at catwoman-cattales.com. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
Gotham has been torn by war before between The Gotham Rogues and the Gotham Mobs, in The Dark Knight, in The Long Halloween, but the war between Batman’s theme villains and organized crime has never played out quite like it’s happening in Chris Dee's Cat-Tales. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2012 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
All emotion had drained from Batman’s eyes, leaving only a gaze of focused control and icy detachment. It held for a heartbeat, then the ice melted and emotion slowly returned… and with it, a long, slow smile of deep and quiet menace. “Not green for the opera,” he said in a poisonous voice that was barely human. “That purple and black thing you’ve got, the strapless that’s almost the same shade as your costume. Hair up, nothing to pull focus from your neck. We might have to improvise the jewelry…” Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2012 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
Blogtalk Radio's Femslash4Fans has an exclusive interview with the Cat-Tales creator who many consider to be the definitive Catwoman writer as she finally shares her thoughts on the DC Comics reboot and the relaunched Catwoman comic, as well as discussing the merits of the purple costume, actresses who have played Selina Kyle in the movies, and of course the relationship between Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn (it is a femslash show) and other pairings. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
As part of Cat-Tales 10th Anniversary, Chris Dee has been revisiting memorable moments from each year of Cat-Tales. Year 8 poses a challenge. Too much happened. With Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight and its viral, an alternate reality game, CT55 I Believe in Harvey Dent is too big too ignore. Part I of 3. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
The Color of is a fascinating new website "to find the colour of anything." Give it a word or a phrase and it searches through Flickr, selects its best matches, and ingeniously manages to combine them without making mud. The result are some lovely canvases that would look right at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
Cat-Tales is now 10 years old, and as part of the anniversary I've been revisiting memorable moments from each year of the tales. There was no doubt about the favorite for 2006: Blueprints, with some of the most entertaining Bat and Cat interplay on record, incidentally, leading into an intriguing Poison Ivy tale in which Clayface's origin is also revealed. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
Selina Kyle of Cat-Tales poses for a photoshoot at the Museum of Modern Art in Gotham City in response to a reader's thoughts on her casual appearance on the cover of Cat-Tales #1: A Girl's Gotta Protect Her Reputation. Meanwhile, Anne Hathaway was photographed coming back from the London location shooting of The Dark Knight Rises, and that she has long hair. That's led to some speculation that at least Selina Kyle if not Catwoman herself will have long hair. Since Arkham City blew it, turning to DC Comics for guidance and coming up with a deplorable Catwoman costume and appearance, we certainly hope Christopher Nolan did not take any advice or notes from DC and is instead coming up with a vision of Catwoman as she should be. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
A look at how iconic women like Cleopatra and Catwoman are portrayed over time, and what it says about those times and their attitudes towards women and sexuality. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
As part of Cat-Tales 10th Anniversary, Chris Dee has been revisiting memorable moments from each year of Cat-Tales. Recalling Joe Straczynski's Babylon 5 which opens Season 4 as "The Year Everything Changed" she cites 2005 as such a year of change for Cat-Tales. The story highlighted is Identity Element, retelling and extending Brad Meltzer's epoch-making Justice League Murder Mystery Identity Crisis. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
The Sex Appeal of the Classic Catwoman Costume makes one question how the word “practical” is being used. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
As part of Cat-Tales 10th Anniversary, Chris Dee revisits memorable moments from each year of Cat-Tales. Year Four remembers Hugo Strange appearing on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and the Roxy-Ivy Catfight that inspired fan art, future stories, and even spawned an alternate universe in String Theory and femslash cult spinoff Reap What You Sow. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
Can DC Comics lure back the readers its lost in the last 10+ years of mismanagement? Can they learn to write and manage their characters by bringing back talent from the 70s, 80s, and 90s and letting them write in old, untainted continuities? Or are they just planning to poison old continuities as a last ditch effort to punish fans? Chris Dee discusses Retro-Active, DC Comics new series of one-shots bringing back old talent to write new stories in old, untainted continuities. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
As part of Cat-Tales 10th Anniversary, Chris Dee revisits memorable moments from each year of Cat-Tales. Year Three recalls Whiskers and Nutmeg's introduction to Wayne Manor and the two-foot they call "Standing Softpaws" Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
As part of Cat-Tales 10th Anniversary celebrations, Chris Dee presents some special moments from each year of Cat-Tales. This week, the hilarious scene from the YEAR TWO tale Something Old when Francois de Poulignac interrupts a tense meeting between Joker and Bruce Wayne. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
As part of Cat-Tales 10th Anniversary celebrations, Chris Dee presents some special moments from each year of Cat-Tales, beginning with YEAR ONE Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
Chris Dee catches up after her first book signing and the Cat-Tales 10th Anniversary. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
Chris Dee kicks off the Year Long program of special features and special events celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Cat-Tales with a book signing at the Cat-Tales Virtual Visitor Center in Second Life, where a special anniversary edition of the Graphic Novel prologue to the series will be available to residents that visit today. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
Chris Dee unveils another poster. This one combining "Mask for Mardi Gras" with another page of panels from the Graphic Novel Prologue, she says it is her favorite of the posters kicking off Cat-Tales 10th Anniversary March 8. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
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Another poster for the 10th Anniversary of Chris Dee's Cat-Tales, this one incorporating panels from the graphic novel prologue and focusing on Cat-Tale #1 A Girl's Gotta Protect Her Reputation. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
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Mask for Mardi Gras - The first poster for the 10th Anniversary of Cat-Tales on March 8, which just happens to fall on Mardi Gras. Purple and masks! What a gift Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
Remember those Marvel "What If" Comics. Well... What if Dracula came to Gotham? What if he wants Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Catwoman for his brides? What if... Vampire Joker Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales
Some people can't tell a joke: Like a young child, you hear it, get it, and then can’t reconstruct the moving parts. So it is with those writing Batman at DC Comics, taking successful works like HUSH and, not understanding what elements lead to success, taking all the wrong things and running off in directions that destroy the mythos from within. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at Chris Dee: Author of Cat-Tales