When browsing the internet, one cannot avoid coming across comics, and the best part is that they come in many kinds and sizes. However, if you’re searching for something to instantly brighten your day, cat comics are a great choice! Cats are well-known for making things seem more dramatic than it actually is, and owning one can be both a blessing and a curse.
Today we’ll be showcasing the ironic comics of artist Ellen, who began creating comics about her daily life when we first went into lockdown due to Covid-19. Ellen began by creating only conventional comics, but her cat gradually crept in and eventually became the star of all of her creations.
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“Well, I’ve been drawing since I was a child, and while on lockdown, I was able to devote more time to developing a comic series. I grew enamoured with painting her crazy expressions after we adopted a kitten! I was initially apprehensive about sharing my paintings, but my family gave me the confidence boost I needed. I believed people might need a laugh during this pandemic, so I wanted to help them smile, and it really took off from there!”
As previously said, Ellen’s comics deal with a wide range of topics, although the most of them revolve around her tabby cat. Working from home with a cat (who constantly tries to show off in front of the camera during a Zoom call) or even putting up Christmas decorations around the house while waiting for them to be destroyed by the mighty feline’s claws are all depicted in the artist’s comics.
We also had the opportunity to ask Ellen further questions. First, we inquired as to whether the artist had any life-altering influences that might have aided her in developing her art and art style in general for her comics.
“My friends and family have always pushed me to produce art and have always been so supportive! In terms of art, I’m a big fan of Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett, and the folks from Penny Arcade inspired my approach significantly (it was the first webcomic I’d ever seen).”