"Oscar the Cat"
Story by Nick Brook
Drawings by O.B. De Alessi
20 pages, 2010
Oscar, the cat who predicts people's death, accompanies an old man through his last journey, acting as a psychopomp guide in a dance macabre which reunites Billy with his ideal image of himself.
On a larger scale, the cat Oscar functions as a substitute of Oscar the boy but it also represents one of the archetypes which characterise Oscar (the boy). The cat is then a part of the boy and can act in his absence to represent him, or can be seen as a resonance of his personality, if it is with him. Oscar the boy also uses the image of the cat as a symbol of himself.