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Prince Pangur Ban the Fluffy: The Collected Series

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I first “met” Prince Pangur Ban two years ago, when Holly contacted me because he had been having issues with a sensitive tummy and some itchiness. In the course of our initial conversation, I found out that Pangur is not only a stunningly handsome and much loved Himalayan, he is also the star of his own comic strip.

From 2011 to 2015, Holly shared Pangur’s life with her wonderful, silly puff of fluff on her webcomic page, and now, she is collecting all of the strips for a full color paperback book. She’ll also add a few new, never before seen comics created just for the book. I am in awe of Holly’s ability to capture Pangur’s personality with just a few strokes of a pen, and I was delighted when she asked me to write the foreword for the book.

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The book will be published as a Limited Edition, and is sure to become a collector’s item. It will only be available to Kickstarter backers and clients of Holly’s studio. You can pre-order the book on Kickstarter and receive some amazing perks, ranging from a signed edition of the book to t-shirts, pens and totebags featuring Prince Pangur. A limited number of backers will receive a cartoon or watercolor portrait of their cat. Holly will even create a brand new comic strip featuring you and your cat – this perk is only available for ten lucky backers. Here’s a sample of one of the many perks:

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For more information about the book and the perks, please visit Holly’s Kickstarter page.

Check out the adorable cartoon of Allegra and Ruby,
drawn by the amazingly talented Holly G

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Top 5 Cartoon Cats

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Before cats took over the internet, there were cartoons. From Felix the Cat, who was created in the silent film era in the 1920’s, to Simon’s Cat, the white British feline cartoon character who has taken the internet by storm over the last few years, cartoon cats have delighted and entertained cat lovers for decades. Meet five of the top cartoon cats.

Felix the Cat

Felix’s black body, white eyes, and giant grin make him one of the most recognized cartoon characters of all time. Developed in the 1920’s, Felix cartoons began airing on American TV in 1953. He first appeared in a short film called Feline Follies, and shortly thereafter, he made the transition from screen to print. Eventually, Felix was syndicated n over 250 newspapers all over the world. He is still published today in various magazines and publications.

Tigger

Tigger is the fictional tiger in A.A. Milne’s book The House at Pooh Corner. This sweet tiger with distinctive orange and black stripes bounces rather than walks, which fits his cheerful, outgoing personality. Tigger often overestimates his own abilities and has complete confidence in himself, which leads him into some interesting predicaments. In addition to the books, Tigger has appeared in multiple Disney movies.

Garfield

Garfield was created by Jim Davis in 1978, and the lazy feline who loves to eat and hates Mondays has spawned an empire that includes merchandise earnings of $750 million to $1 billion annually. The strip has also been turned into animated television programs and two full length feature films.

Hello Kitty

This fictional cat was designed by Yuko Shimizu. The female white Japanese bobtail cat with the red bow first appeared on a vinyl coin purse in Japan in 1974. Since then, Hello Kitty has turned into a global marketing behemoth worth more than 5 billion a year.

Simon’s Cat

Simon’s Cat is an animated cartoon series created by British animator Simon Tofield. Based on Tofield’s own cats, the cartoons feature a charming, yet mischievous cat that lives with Simon. His first cartoon alone, Cat Man Do, featuring black and white pencil drawings of a cat trying to wake his human has garnered more than 45 million views since it was posted on YouTube five years ago. In addition to the cartoons, Simon’s Cat has several books out, and Simon’s Cat merchandise ranges from toys to household goods, turning Simon’s Cat into a multi-media empire worth several million dollars.

For most cat lovers, the most enchanting feature of these, and all cartoon cats, is how well they capture cats’ unique traits and personalities.

This article was previously published on Answers.com and is republished with permission.

Review: Simon’s Cat vs. The World by Simon Tofield

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You know Simon’s Cat from his YouTube videos. It all started with Cat Man Do, which I believe was the original Simon’s Cat video. The hand drawn animated video featuring black and white pencil drawings of a cat trying to wake his guardian has garnered more than 45 million views since it was posted five years ago.

Since then, Simon’s Cat has become an empire, featuring more videos, books, and merchandise ranging from t-shirts to cat beds to fine art prints.

Simon’s Cat vs. The World is the fourth book in Simon Tofield’s series based on his YouTube cartoon character. For the first time, Simon’s white cat is featured in full color.Continue Reading