Mike Holmes Drew His Cat Ella in the Style of 100 Different Cartoonists


How much do you obsess over cats? Enough to pick up a pen and illustrate your beloved feline 100 different ways, each channeling the style of a famous cartoon cat? Well, that’s exactly what the artist Mike Holmes did.

You can peruse a bunch of the illustrations over at his Tumblr account, but as a starter, here are my 10 favorite picks from Mike’s pen.

1. The Grinch

Hey, it’s the Christmas season, so I’ve got to include this interpretation of what I’d like to think is one of Grumpy Cat’s role models.

2. Mike Mitchell

Apparently this is in the style of Mike Mitchell, but I’m just smitten with the combination of beer and a cat that looks like a Totoro cushion.

3. Jess Fink

I live in the new hipsterdom of Bushwick, Brooklyn, and I will never sport a mustache (ridiculous or otherwise), but this cat totally pulls off the ol’ facial hair shtick.

4. Nintendo Entertainment System

8-bit Nintendo videos games — always for the win!

5. Maurice Sendak

Also available: The secret history of Where The Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak’s cat illustrations.

6. James Kochalka

If you’re after a last-minute feline-based Christmas gift, look no further than James Kochalka’s excellent Cat Getting Out Of A Bag book.

7. PaRappa The Rapper

More video game inspired etchings, this time tapping into the rapping dog experience that is PaRappa The Rapper.

8. Powerpuff Girls

Yes, this is an illustration of a cat in the style of the Powerpuff Girls. Very much awesomeness.

9. Chris Ware

Let’s get artsy with a Chris Ware tribute! Very coffee-table suitable.

10. Dr. Seuss

Would ol’ Dr. Seuss approve? Who knows, but this skewed illustration certainly rocks!

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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.

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