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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This week I present another stunning show of creativity from young Michelle–Anastasia! Who is pretty much just a feline version of Anastasia from the animated film of the same name that–shocker–happened to be released in 1997. Unfortunately there are more ridiculous instances of plagiarism to come from the BBOC, so I can’t even mock this one too harshly.
For 2013 Anastasia, I tried to give her a slightly more accurate Russian formal look and it was really fun to draw! I took inspiration mostly from this Russian imperial court gown from 1900. Anastasia’s looking a bit nervous about this whole situation and I don’t blame her. Hopefully this alternate universe cat lady version doesn’t share a similar tragic fate.