Cathy, the real Cathy, liked her unitard until she took her coat off.
Then Cathy, the cartoon Cathy, said, "AACK!" and fainted in the dressing room.
"I'm sorry to say the unitard is the look for fall," says cartoonist Cathy Guisewite, who lives in Los Angeles, during a phone interview.
Last week, Guisewite did a series of cartoons on fall fashions, which she ridicules as unsuited to the real woman, personified by her slightly chubby alter-ego cartoon Cathy. In one panel, Cathy is trying on a micro mini skirt. "How can I be professional if I can't sit down without causing a riot?" she asks the saleswoman.