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Catwoman the cat lady by caanantheartboy Catwoman the cat lady by caanantheartboy
WOW, a daily deviation! I'm totally floored by the faves and comments on this piece. It's amazing!

I think I saw someone suggest I name all the cats so - don't read the next paragraph if you'd still like to play the guessing game!

Behind the couch: Krazy Kat, Azrael (Smurfs), Bill the Cat, Felix, MAD Cat (with a Hello Kitty doll), Top Cat and Snowball II. On (and above) the couch: Streaky (who is orange, yes. My bad!) Mooch (Mutts), Stimpy, Mr Kat (Kid vs Kat), Sylvester, Puss in Boots, Figaro. The rest: Tom, Simon's Cat, Nermal, Garfield, Penelope, O'Malley, Marie (I wasn't gonna do ALL the Aristocats!), Horse (Footrot Flats), the Cheshire Cat, and Bucky and Scratchy behind Batman. The posters are That Darn Cat and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (I also could have done The Cat from Outer Space, Le Chat Noir, and many others. Space restrictions!) The framed 'cat man' is Blacksad. The record is of course Josie and the Pussycats and the book, which has become illegible from the scanning, is Jennie, by Paul Gallico. (I believe it may be called 'The Abandoned' in the US?) It's about a girl who turns in to a cat. My dad read it to me and my brother when we were kids.

It's cats only, so there's no tigers! (Hobbes, Tigger, etc... OUT.) ;)

I avoided humanoid cats (except that Blacksad pic) and cats of a more adult nature. (Fritz. Fat Freddy's Cat. Etc.)

Both Eek and Heathcliff were on my list, but ultimately left off 'cos of space. I also left off others who came from the same 'world' to keep the variety up. So there's only two Aristocats out of many, and indeed other Disney cats were left out because of that (I love Oliver and Co.) Also with Sylvester and Penelope there was no need for Pussyfoot. Or even Furrball (Sylvester's Tiny Toons counterpart.) I probably could have put in Rita though (from Animaniacs.) It also meant no Arlene, since Garfield and Nermal were enough. Also there's nothing from anime or manga because I don't really watch/read much of it and this was meant to be an amalgam of stuff I grew up with and/or still read/watch, and not a comprehensive list. (Although I really wanted to scatter around some Samurai Pizza Cat toys but I don't think I could have achieved that in enough detail for people to get it straight away.)

Oh, and I was aiming for just cartoons and comics which is why no Cat in the Hat. Besides falling in to the humanoid category, it's also a children's book. (Maybe I should have put it on the coffee table too!)

I hope that answers some or all of the questions I've been seeing! I'm preparing to drive to Vancouver tomorrow for the Fan Expo this weekend so I haven't gotten to the comments, but I will! Thank you all for leaving them, and looking, and loving cats! In all their shapes and sizes. :)

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This was a commission I did for Fan Expo Toronto last year. I finally got it coloured a few weeks ago. Can you name them all? (Given that I am an Aussie in Canada, there's two in there that only an Aussie (or Kiwi) or a Canadian would probably get, respectively.) ;)
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Catwoman the cat lady by ~caanantheartboy is definitely a clever and funny with so many wonderful characters in one artwork. Can you name them all? ( Suggested by RaspingHerWords and Featured by jcroxas )
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drawinggirl13 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I love this :D
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SzairiNeee Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Awesome, cute and epic! :D Very cool idea!! :D
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Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! Really awesome!
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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un-fair Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
gonna be a whole lot of kitty litter
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Artist
And not even a Dyson could handle the shedding.
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TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
You could add Happy and Carla the Exceeds from Fairy Tail.
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Artist
Well nothing's going to be added because 1) the original is plain old pen and paper 2) I don't own the original any more and 3) I don't know what that is. ;)

But thanks! There are plenty of omissions but I think I got a decent amount in. I guess it will never be the Ultimate Cartoon Cat mash-up I intended it to be.
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FaithFirefly Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Filmographer
You added Simon's Cat. XD Win for you!!!
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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OfficerMark Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Where are Si and Am - the pair of Siamese cats in Lady And The Tramp?
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Esitaro3670 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
SO MUCH CATS ON A IMAGE!!!
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spiritlilly Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thomas o'molly the alley cat
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juriTanaka Featured By Owner Edited Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, where's Mr. Jinks from Pixie & Dixie? Spot from Hong Kong Phooey? They are cat cats. By the way I noticed the Josie and the Pussycats album
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D5Cats Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
It's great to see Krazy Kat included! They all look so happy too. Excellent!
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Artist
Catwoman would be the best at keeping happy, well fed, content kitties.

You gotta steal lots of diamonds to shell out for all that raw tuna and grain-free fancy cans.
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redkidOne Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Ha, saw this linked on io9 and thought "There's no way that could be Horse!" Nice one!

Bats better watch himself, Horse is probably the one cat who could tear him to shreds...
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Artist
I like that there are SO many Footrot Flats fans out there. I loved that strip growing up and I still watch the movie probably once a year.
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TimK-otic Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's cool, but where's Stimpy?
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Artist
He's on the couch.
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miranda-shadowind Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, I recognized most of these right off the bat! *rimshot* Bonus points for using a mix of oldschool and newer characters.

Space limitations aside, you could've done Fat Cat from Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers too.
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Artist
Oo, Fat Cat. Good one.

On a related note, I've wanted to do an ultimate mouse mash-up, or I guess... rodent mash-up, for some time too, with Chip and Dale, the Rescuers, Danger Mouse, Mighty Mouse, etc.
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miranda-shadowind Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That'd be awesome too, as would an ultimate dog mash-up, ie: Scooby, at least Dodger from Oliver and Co., Astro, Ren, Pluto, Spike (the bulldog from Tom and Jerry), Satchel, Marmaduke, the list goes on...
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Artist
I actually once made a list of cartoon/comic dogs that I enjoyed (let alone merely exist) to make a dog version of this same idea, and ended up with over 50. It would take some paring down (or a very large piece of paper) to be able to do that one.
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miranda-shadowind Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Definitely, but I'd love to see it happen one way or another.
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CaptainScratch Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, was going to say wheres Fat Freddy s Cat? But I read your description. Lol. Also you left out "Gumball".
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Professional Artist
Is that from The Amazing World of Gumball? I've tried to watch it, but I just can't. Similarly, Adventure Time. I feel like there's something about modern cartoons I'm missing. They've left me behind.
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CaptainScratch Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, From "Amazing World of Gumball". I agree with you with modern American animation. What I like about Gumball, Id say its borderline kids show. I have to say the writers are pretty imaginable. The visuals is a mix of hand drawn, CGI, real life videos and stills. I think the Japanese got the Americans beat when it comes to modern animation. Most people might think of Dragon Ball z or Yug I Oh, Or however its spelled. But there's some fantastic anime, with really good story's.
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CaptainScratch Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, From "Amazing World of Gumball". I agree with you with modern American animation. What I like about Gumball, Id say its borderline kids show. I have to say the writers are pretty imaginable. The visuals is a mix of hand drawn, CGI, real life videos and stills. I think the Japanese got the Americans beat when it comes to modern animation. Most people might think of Dragon Ball z or Yug I Oh, Or however its spelled. But there's some fantastic anime, with really good story's.
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CaptainScratch Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, was going to say wheres Fat Freddy s Cat? But I read your description. Lol. Also you left out "Gumball".
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Sleepingseeker Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Blacksad in the frame!!! OMG! I love those graphic novels so much. This piece is just so clever and amazing!!
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Artist
Yeah they have some gorgeous artwork, those books. Thanks!
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Bobcat2011 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
I love how there are two Snowballs. Nice little touch.
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks! The one in back is actually meant to be Scratchy though.
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King-nut Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And where is the Pink Panther? :С
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Not a CAT cat.
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pictureprincess Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Lol continuing what I was saying I'll think of some more funny cats lol 

all 3 cats from "Catscratch" 
Tom from Tom and Jerry
Aristocats from Disney lol and Mittens!
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional Artist
I don't know what Catscratch is, and Tom is there, as are a couple of Aristocats. No Mittens 'cos this is largely stuff I grew up with (plus Kat from Kid vs Kat because that show is awesome) and I saw Bolt when I was... 32, maybe? Not that I'm not still growing up...
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pictureprincess Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Trust me, you dont wanna know what cat scratch is...an older nicktoon show like cat dog only dumber...and oh! I see tom now! And yeah I get why mittens isbt there but shes still awesome and ok I got you on this 1. Josie and the pussycats? Theyre kitties and they have a cat named sebastian lol
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Artist
Technically they're humans, but there is a Josie record on the coffee table! No Sebastian though.
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pictureprincess Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
nvm you got me lol You got everything but that darn cat himself lol great job
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pictureprincess Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
ROFL the only one missing is Mittens from Disney's Bolt lol!
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JackOrJohn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
You forgot Fritz.
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Artist
Ha! No I didn't.

I try to keep my stuff family-friendly. It's also why there's no Fat Freddy's Cat.
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JackOrJohn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
Ah, well then I can forgive you.
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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LionessJhr Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so funny, especially how Batman is reacting and Catwoman just ignoring him.
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Blazestream Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
LOLZ SHE EVEN HAS SIMONS CAT!
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a-rod48 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
She even stole Simon's cat! What a cat burglar 
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