project: big book of cats

Big Book of Cats: Cameron

July 31, 2013


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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If you’ve been reading my BBOC posts for any length of time, I’m sure it will come as no surprise to you that this lady’s full name is “Cameron Dias”. Great job, Michelle! Real subtle.

I guess I lost that purple pen halfway through drawing?


I often feel a kind of weirdness picking poses for my cat girls. I usually try to just draw something that feels like the personality of the girl. I’ve always loved drawing fun, sassy, sexy ladies, even as a kid, but sometimes I feel kinda weird drawing them in sexy poses. Haha, I don’t want to creep people out with these drawings or appeal too much to a… um, certain demographic of internet dwellers, but I gotta be true to what I feel like making in the moment, y’know?

  • She’s so pretty! And I love her pose-I can’t see wait to see the next one! I really look forward to these!

  • Her pose is awesome!

  • oooooo sassy!


  • LOOK AT HER! She might be my fav

  • I would be so curious to know if you had a set of groupies from the “certain demographic of internet dwellers”. I’d imagine you would. Either way I think you do a great job of making cats that aren’t creepily obvious that they cater to that crowd.

    • Michelle

      Hahaha, I’ve been linked to from some furry communities, but they’re always really nice and not porny or anything. I think I avoid it a bit because the art styles those communities seem to be most drawn to are really painterly, fantasy-inspired or anime.

  • I know this sounds weird, but your souped-up version of Cameron looks like an anthropomorphic version of my real-life cat, Jelly.