Secret Life with Cats

To celebrate the release of Bizarre Romance, Audrey and Eddie collaborated with Ken Gerleve (animation) and Alex Kliner (music) to produce a series of short animations based on some of the characters from Bizarre Romance. We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we enjoyed making them. 

Once upon a time a writer and an artist got married. “Let’s collaborate,” said the writer. “Ugh, no thanks, darling,” said the artist. But lo and behold, they collaborated and here is the result: thirteen stories about oddballs in love, infestations of angels, nefarious fairies, cats, spies, monsters, more cats, bibliophiles who just want a little extra reading time, magic mirrors, artist’s models who nap on the job, imperfect boyfriends, and daughters who are perhaps a little too dutiful.


Character Designs: Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell

Animation and Sound Design: Kenneth Gerleve

Music: "Skeleton Jangle," 1918. Written by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Arranged and performed by Alex Kliner, Packy Lundholm, Edwin Velasquez and John Moore Jr.

Bizarre Romance book design by Sara Corbett

Copyright 2018, Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell.


Jonathan Cape