If they ever removed access to cat memes or videos on the internet then there is a good chance that the World Wide Web would shut down until further notice. Cats are everywhere! The other major thing people like me like to have a look at online is the world of fandom (or people falling over but I have omitted them because there is not much art on the subject!). So it was with much delight when I found an artist who had actually managed to combine these two into an awesome art piece. Here name is Jenny Parks and here is a wee bit about her from her own website.
Jenny Parks is a scientific illustrator that also happens to be a shameless nerd, with a penchant for drawing animals, dinosaurs, imaginary creatures… and occasionally, people as cats. Somehow, she found herself with a bit of internet fame with the illustration ‘Doctor Mew’, and has been baffled ever since. With a BFA in illustration from the California College of the Arts, and a graduate degree in Science Illustration from UC Santa Cruz, she now resides in San Francisco as a freelance illustrator, fulfilling her destiny to make a living drawing cute, fuzzy things.
She has most recently done variant covers for a few Marvel comics for their Animal Variant series.
Her prints show some of fandoms most famous creations shown as their cat equivalent. Below is a selection of some of my personal favourites from her online shop.
Doctor Mew.$15.00. 11×17 poster on 80# glossy paper.
Dexpur. $3.00. 4×6 Postcards on glossy card stock.
Daryl Dixon Cat. $10.00. 8.5″ x 11″ print on glossy paper.
Purrlock. $15.00. 11×17 poster on 80# glossy paper.
Harry Pawter. $10.00. 8.5″x11″ print on glossy paper.
Star Trekitties. $15.00. 11×17 poster on 80# glossy paper.
Batcat and Bane. $10.00. 8.5″ x 11″ prints of either BatCat or Bane Kitty.
Spider-Cat. $10.00. 8.5″ x 11″ size prints on glossy paper.
Catvengers. $15.00. 11×17 Poster, with all of the Catvengers assembled!
Some of Jenny’s variants are just as interesting as the prints for sale here and below is an a example of these fine pieces.
What I love about Jenny Park’s work is the way she has managed to pick just the right feline for the job. From The Hulk to Harry Potter the cats all share the characteristics of their fandom counterpart and even without the costumes you could hazard a guess on what character they are portraying. You do not even have to like cats to admire the clever way these pieces have been constructed. You can see more from Jenny on her website and the social network sites like Facebook and Twitter so if you dig her work here you should really check them out. They are purffeccttt……..sorry about that pun!