The story of Simon’s Cat

Animator Simon Tofield has produced a brand-new biographical cartoon telling the story of how he got into animation, how the “Simon’s Cat” series came about, and how he makes those adorable videos. He reveals, for instance, that he has four cats, whose antics are all amalgamated into the unnamed cartoon moggie, and that it takes two to three months to do a single three-minute animation.

If you appreciate Tofield’s efforts (and I know you do), you might drop by Tofield’s website or even purchase a Simon’s Cat-themed product. You’ll see a new “Simon’s kitten,” too!

h/t: Michael

12 Comments

  1. Chris
    Posted November 13, 2013 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    It seems that he’s in the US next week!

    • Posted November 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

      For better or worse, the US is a damned big country, and the closest he’ll be getting to me is Chicago.

      I do know one or two people who just happen to spend the great majority of their time in Chicago, though….

      b&

      • Chris
        Posted November 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

        Yes… that was kind of what I was angling for/to/at.

  2. Posted November 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Someone e-mailed me some cat emoticon art just today. This will probably not paste here exactly the same way, but in my in-box it looks great. Here goes…

    (\__/)
    /o o\
    =\_T_/=
    / \
    \| _ |/
    / | | | \
    ( )_|_( )
    “””“””<^( )~~

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted November 14, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

      Wouldn’t surrounding it with the (left angle bracket)code(right angle bracket) HTML element do the job you’re looking for?


      (\__/)
      /o o\
      =\_T_/=
      / \
      \| _ |/
      / | | | \
      ( )_|_( )
      “””“””<^( )~~

      I think you’re missing some spaces. I’ll replace with dots, because IIRC wordPress does things to multiple spaces and leading spaces.

      ......................
      ..... (\__/) .........
      ..... /o o\ ..........
      .... =\_T_/= .........
      ...... / \ ...........
      .... \| _ |/ .........
      ... / | | | \ ........
      ... ( )_|_( ) ........
      ..... “””“””<^( )~~ ..
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      I had to slap a load of BR tags in there too.
      It’ll probably come out like a dog’s breakfast.

      • gravelinspector-Aidan
        Posted November 14, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

        Re-sult! High five!

      • Posted November 14, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

        Well, I’m impressed….

        b&

      • merilee
        Posted November 15, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

        you mean a d*g’s breakfast, don’t you?

  3. Diana
    Posted November 13, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    I always love how the human and cat point to their open mouths for food. :)

  4. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Internet link is faster today, so I can actually see the video.
    How did that character in “Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence@ (Or was it “Bridge Over the River Kwai”) put it?
    “Be happy in your work!”

  5. rainbowwarriorlizzie
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on CHRONICLES OF PRINCESS DAISY MAY PUSS CAT 6 & 3/4'S.

  6. Diane G.
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    Gotta love Simon’s Cat!


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