Cat Cartoons!

Cat cartoons! People love cats, and they certainly provide cartoonists with plenty of cartoon fodder, so it’s no surprise that I’ve done my fair share of cat cartoons over the years. Here’s just a few of my favorites nicely organized into some creative categories for your browsing pleasure:

Election Cats

Cat Cartoons & ComicsNo cats were harmed (or drawn) in this cartoon. And I discovered it’s trickier to draw campaign posters than you’d think.

Dieting Cats


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This cat has a lot to think about. I mean really. Soul searching time.

Doctor Cats

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Anthropomorphic cats are simultaneously the easiest and hardest to draw.

Computer Cats

Cat Cartoons & ComicsMy cat doesn’t do this. I had to look it up. I also like the coffee mug.

Easy to Please Cats

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This was a good two hours of drawing and a fair bit of Google Images research for a little tiny quiet joke. Totally worth it though.

Photogenic CatsCat Cartoons & Comics

Second row, far right is my favorite. He looks a little woozy.

Unpopular Cats

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How does the fish drink? Theories welcome.

Tasty Cats

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Me too. Wait, hold on… Nope, on second thought…

Business Cats

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It tested great with cats.

Proofreading Cats

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This joke makes me feel-ine happy. I just ruined it, didn’t I. My apologies.

Over-Scheduled Cats

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OK joke, but love the photo in the background.

Seussian Cats

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Seuss is SO hard to get right. Reader’s Digest bought this one later and I then had to color it like Seuss. Argh!

Distracted Cats

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I bet it’s like yawning, They’re all going to do it in a second.

Nap-tis Interruptus Cats

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Thought about using the same art for both “Me” and “Ow,” but I’m an artist, damnit!

Intolerant About Lactose Cats

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I hate drawing thought bubbles. They’re trickier than you think.

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Cat Cartoons Part 2

Cartoons and cats go hand in hand. At the very least cartoonists certainly chat them up:

Way down deep, we’re all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them. – Jim Davis

Meow is like aloha – it can mean anything.- Hank Ketchum

Fans think they want to see more than the 10 to 20 seconds of Itchy and Scratchy that we put on the show, but my feeling is less is more. Once you’ve skinned and flayed a cat, ripped his head off, made him drink acid and tied his tongue to the moon, there really isn’t that much to say. – Matt Groening

And now my own small additions to cat cartoondom:

A take on the old “you’re getting sleepy…” hypnotism thing, except that I figured that might be redundant for a cat. So I went the other way.

I’m fairly sure if you knew everything your cat had done that at some point legal advice would be required. Plausible deniability is much much better.

Getting all the of elements of this cartoon to read in the right order was a challenge. You need to recognize the delivery, scuba gear, a cat and then the fish. Tricky, but worth it.

I almost never work in multiple panels, and captionless gags are the hardest to do, so while this one was a bit of a stretch for me, it’s also one of my personal favorites.

You’d think being a cat would be enough for this applicant to stand out.

Cat Cartoon #6216 by Andertoons

I wrote this early one morning while getting my coffee. That’s often a good time to write as the editor in my head hasn’t gotten up yet.

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed my cat cartoons! Feel free to browse ’em all here!

Cat Cartoons

People love cats. I mean they really love cats. For crying out loud, at one point they were literally worshiped. Worshiped!

So drawing cat cartoons puts me a little on edge. I haven’t spent lots of time observing or studying them. I can’t say they’re my favorite thing to draw. And, well, the ever-changing collection of hairballs and why-did-you-eat-the-dog-food-you-know-it-makes-you-vomit stains don’t exactly put me in the mood very often.

But they’re a staple of every cartoonist worth his or her salt, so a few times a year I make myself sit down and come up with a few new batches of feline funnies.

Here’s just a few:

I love animals in meetings. Talking animal cartoons are fairly common, but putting then in a conference room with a coffee mug or two makes me giggle audibly while I’m drawing them.

It’s interesting that the above symptoms would signal some sort of impending illness for any other species, but not for cats.

That fish on the right is either scared out of his gourd, or kind of poorly drawn. Probably a little of both.

The trick with this cartoon was drawing the container large enough to write “floss” on it legibly, but not so big that the reader wondered “why did she buy twelve pounds of floss?!”

This is simply the very best cat I’ve ever drawn. Period.

Cat Cartoon #6256 by Andertoons

I think I should tell you, I love Dr. Seuss.

He was read to my first born, and then my caboose.

Drawing like him, well it took quite a while,

so I hope that this cat cartoon gave you a smile.

(Honestly, I spent like an entire afternoon crafting that little Seussism.)

Well that’s it for this week’s kitty kavalkade! Drop by next week when I’ll offer up a new litter of cat cartoons.