30 Funny Cat Comics By Scott Metzger That Might Make Every Cat Owner Cry With Laughter (New Pics) Interview With Artist
Few things do we love here on Bored Panda more than comics and cats. The first never fails to put a smile on our faces and the latter… by ruling the internet, felines have won our hearts and that’s all there is. So if you fall into one of the categories, or better both, Scott Metzger’s cartoons are a real treat for you!
The Northern California cartoonist has been cartooning since 1996, which makes him a cat comics veteran with an incredible 26 years of practice! With so much experience in drawing the everyday adventures of our beloved felines and their humans, Metzger has nailed the portrayal of their ridiculous and very human-like behavior. The artist’s endearing sense of humor, lighthearted style and positivity make his work a much-needed antidote to today’s world where we just feel lost now and then.
Psst! More of Metzger’s fabulous cat comics can be found in our previous article right here. And don’t be greedy! If you feel like this is something your friend would find just as funny, share it with them!
“Over the years, my drawing style has changed quite a bit. In the early days, when I was learning Adobe Illustrator, the drawings were a bit rough,” Scott Metzger, the creator of these wonderful cat comics, told Bored Panda in an interview.
“Also, the kinds of cartoons I draw now are different from ones I did years ago. I used to draw comics about various topics but now most of my comics feature cats and dogs because they’re more fun to draw,” he said and added that “these days, it’s pretty rare that I draw a comic with only humans in it.”
It had been three years since we last spoke with Scott for the previous article, so we wanted to catch up with him. It turns out, the cartoonist now has two collections of cat cartoons: Being Awesome Is Exhausting and 50 Ways to Wake Your Human. “I also have greeting cards with NobleWorks and PicturaUSA. Since we last talked, I started a Patreon page, which has been a lot of fun,” he said and added that “I like interacting with patrons and giving them behind-the-scenes info – it’s a cool platform and I appreciate their generous support!”
When asked why cats in particular, the cartoonist said that he always liked cats. “My first pet was a black cat named Samantha. We got her when I was in kindergarten and she died when I was a senior in high school. After she died, we got a golden retriever, named Spice, who was a big lovebug. I like cats and dogs.”
“Right now I have two cats—Max (who will sit on any available lap) and Hannah (who gets visually annoyed when you pick her up). You can almost hear Hannah saying, ‘Damn it! Put me DOWN!’” As you may imagine, they both provide tons of inspiration for Scott’s jokes.
The cartoonist also said that cats are fun to draw and there’s plenty of material. “It’s great when someone says something like ‘that’s just like my cat!’ It’s nice to connect with a reader in that way.”
When asked what are Scott’s plans for the future, he said he’s currently working on a book of dog cartoons, which he plans to release in early summer. “It’s a project I’ve had to put on hold for various reasons so I’m excited to finish it.”
An easy way for people to support Scott (or any artist) is to tag/credit when they share comics (or if on Facebook, share directly from the artist's page). “For those who are able, joining my Patreon page is also a nice way to support my work. I really appreciate my readers and patrons,” the cartoonist said.