The Big Book of Cats is a weekly illustration project. In 1998, I was 11 years old and decided to make a 200 page encyclopedia of anthropomorphic cat girls. I’ve made a vow to honor this horrific piece of literature and redraw every cat girl and post a new drawing along with the original for the internet’s amusement. Want to know more? Read my official introduction here and check out all the drawings so far here!
You’re welcome and I’m so so sorry.
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Siighhh not to be a hater, but I wish every cat girl was as cool as Mary. I love everything about her, from her platform boots to her skirt-over-jeans combo. Everything is ripped in a totally calculated “man, I don’t even care” kind of way. Tousled hair and fur, piercings, (edgy?) asymmetrical boobs… perfection! I even love that her name is Mary and she has this Catholic school girl gone bad attitude–I like that 11 year old, Catholic school girl Michelle was already glorifying bad ass, rebellious chicks like this.
Mary is the only cat girl whose pose I really didn’t feel the need to stray too far from. It’s already too good! Totally expresses her personality. And yes, I do remember that I intended for her to be blowing a bubble with her gum–not for her to have weird, collagen lips, which is kind of what the original looks like. My favorite detail is the cartoony scar mark on her shirt.