Cats are awesome, but there's no need to reiterate it too often, the whole internet knows it. Around 50 percent of all pictures on the internet are cat pics, and 99 percent of them are awesome. This is a fake stat, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were true.

But in any case, these cat pictures that have become viral due to their awesomeness, hilarity or cuteness are worth remembering and commemorating, and that's the illustrator Tactooncat does. The artist illustrates the funniest cat pictures on the internet, and does it well—the illustrations accurately portray the original source while also keeping to the unique style.

Here's what Tactooncat had to say: "Basically I just love to draw funny things, especially with cartoon style. For my reference, I always love to see a children's book, to be honest, cause they are so full of joy and I'm so happy with that."

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This isn't the first time that this great illustration artist has been featured on Bored Panda. Here's a post from about a half a year ago, which our community really loved. We highly recommend you check that out—they're as great, some might even argue that they're better than the second part, but that all greatly depends on your taste in cat memes, as some like cat fails, some like hilarious scenarios, and some just love cute cat pics. Either way, all of these and even more cat-egories (see what I did there?) are covered, no matter your taste.

Cat memes are very versatile and unique in their own right. They can portray a wide range of emotions from happiness to sadness, from disappointment and apathy to anger and excitement. Though cats don't appear to be doing much throughout their day, their pictures somehow (maybe with the power of cat magic) can illustrate a diverse range of life's situations, from chaos and failure, to happy events and pleasant surprises. Time and time again, these timeless classics prove to be very relatable for most, which explains their popularity on the internet.

Here are some interesting facts about the peculiar relation between cats, memes and the internet. For starters, ThoughtCatalog described cats as the "unofficial mascot of the internet." Some of these cats became the official mascots of cat memes, the unofficial mascots of the internet, in their own right, Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce) probably being one of the most popular of the household names. There's also Lil Bub, Maru, Colonel Meow, Oskar and Klaus, just to mention a few. Cat pictures are also proven to have positive psychological effects on their viewers, and are an effective stress relief and digital therapy. They also relieve the sense of guilt when procrastinating, one study showed.

It's not necessary to even say this, but Bored Panda loves cats, just adores them. There are tons of cat material that you can find on our website. Here are a few exquisite selections that you might like if you liked this post. Here are fifty cat memes created by people who obviously have one. If you love cats, you probably love broken cats even more, so here's a post dedicated to this topic. And last but not least, here are some out-of-context cat pics to finish off the list.

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Ms.M.
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

🎵 Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk I'm a woman's man, no time to talk 🎵

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Ms.M.
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

DANG those are some serious murder mittens

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Ms.GB
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That last one looks like hell no

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Ms.M.
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At the salon getting her hairs did

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Kay blue
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My daughter's expression whenever vegetables appeared on her plate.

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HoneyBun Arts
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

“Why light food on fire? I want to eat.” :(

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