There’s a delightful comic strip series we recently found called called Ten Cats. Here’s the premise…ten abandoned cats live in an old warehouse where they are looked after by a young girl named Annie. The cats include Chesney, the ringleader, Jack, his sidekick, and Oliver —a wide-eyed kitten.
The warehouse contains a boardroom on the very top floor, where, unbeknownst to Annie the kitties conduct the world’s business through the eyes of a cat. Oh the paw-sibilities! >^..^<
Graham started the comic strip in 2010. In 2013, Ten Cats won the National Cartoonist’s Society Award for the Best Online Comics—Short Form division. It’s currently in repeats on GoComics and appears daily in the Vancouver Sun.
We caught up with creator and cartoonist Graham Harrop to find out a little more behind the scenes of Ten Cats.
Graham told us that the inspiration behind the comic was an actual friend of his that owns 10 cats. We then asked him to tell us a bit more about his characters. Here’s what he shared:
We even asked Graham where he sees himself in 5 years from now. He succinctly replied, “Hopefully syndicated.” We hope so too!
Finally we asked if he had any special message he wanted to send out to his many, many fans. Graham responded, “Thanks for hanging in there! New strips will be coming out this August – around the time Oliver’s own book: ‘Oliver: My Own … um … Book’ comes out.“