Based on my time in Spain, with its architecture, climate, where I saw many street cats and there was a dog in the apartment over the restaurant we frequented, I came up with the idea ‘Cat O’ Nine-Tails’. I even took pictures to use as background reference.
The story, inspired by the likes of Cartoon Network shows, follows a gang of nine cats, thieves, and the dog constantly keeping them at bay. The no-nonsense, sturdy Mutt vs the masters of slapstick; the main protagonists being him and Furball, the cat lady pictured above - the two have a kind of ironic romance to top if off.
I’ve been trying to adjust the style - having gotten the idea from Cartoon Network I don’t want them to look unconsciously like that style, but no matter how many times I draw ‘em the influence sneaks through.
I’ll get there, eventually.