Monday, December 31, 2007

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #666

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #666 (Click on it to see it much bigger)
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Happy New Year!!! Thanks to each and every one of you for making 2007 so great! Here's to many more installments of teh cats, with or without Clyde (may he rest in peace).

Tomorrow, January 2nd, for a limited time, I'll be giving away free fan club memberships with all comics ordered. More details Wednesday. Till then, thanks again a million times over!

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #665

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #665
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

This one was actually drawn several months ago, but the person who ordered it asked that I hold off on posting it so the recipient wouldn't figure out it was for them. It seemed a fitting installment before tomorrow's business.
Tomorrow: RAGNAROK.
And Wednesday, for a limited time: buy a comic, get a fan club membership free. Details forthcoming.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #664

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #664
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Another Favorite Thing of 2007: Twitter

I was pretty reluctant to adopt twitter, but 1,300 tweets later I'm still using it. Banality ahoy!

Walking Pip

Here's a little walking Pip I made. I've never animated anything of any real complexity before, and relied heavily on Preston Blair's indespensable books for this.
Feel free to use it for a link back to the blog or whatever.

Pip walk

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #663

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #663
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

More Favorite Stuff from 2007: Coyle and Sharpe

Originally uploaded by sharpeworld.

Once again, not really from 2007, but the Maximum Fun podcast of Coyle and Sharpe on the streets of San Francisco in the 60's is one of my favorite things.
You can also see them on youtube.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #662

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #662
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Favorite stuff from 2007: Red Beard

Okay, so this movie isn't from 2007, but this is the year I finally saw it. This trailer doesn't do it justice, and I highly recommend it. It might even make you cry.
I'll probably post a couple more of my favorite things before this year is out.
A comic will be posted later this evening. I'm going to stick with one post a day once the new year rolls in for two reasons: my parents will be in town. I guess that's only one reason, but two people.
There is a backlog of comics, and I am sending comics as they are done, so there is no slow down in mailing them. My turnaround time is still about two weeks, so if you've ordered something over two weeks ago and it hasn't shown up, let me know.
Finally, even though I'm slowing down to one a day (and none on Sundays...usually), I'll probably do catch-up days where I post several at a time. We'll see.

I see no votive candles

LOL Cats Shrine
Originally uploaded by Beth E. Dogg.

Beth E. Dogg has set up a shrine to Kitteh and Pip. This is exactly the sort of thing I never expected but greatly appreciate.

Perseus peruses

Originally uploaded by DiscourseMarker.

There are plans in the works for a third newsletter and a secret online repository for the previous issues. You'll read about it here once I figure it out.


Caturday Framed
Originally uploaded by ctmagnus.

I spotted this in the Foundlings group on flickr! Have you joined yet?

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #661

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #661
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

The Alphabet of Nations

By They Might Be Giants.

Zazzle is having a sale

Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Zazzle has 20% off all apparel through the 7th of January.

A comic will be posted shortly.
Is one a day working out okay for everyone?

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #660

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #660
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.


Aloysius is on youtube now, and in the spotlight. I'll let you know how he feels about this the next time I speak to him.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #659

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #659
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Behold the Wonders of Christmas in Kissimmee Florida

From the youtube description for this clip:

"I have over 45,000 lights synchronized to music using 216 channels of Light-O-Rama. The music is from "Linus and Lucy" by Vince Guaraldi. You can see more of my display at"

The show goes through several other songs and is open through the 6th of January.

Merry Christmas

Christmas Tree at the Rockefeller Center
Originally uploaded by nukeit1.

I hope it's a wonderful one for each and every one of you.
Yes, Virginia, there will be a comic later this evening. (See what I did there?)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Alice in Wonderland

Oscar Peterson (seen here playing the piano) died yesterday.

Firehouse Five Plus Two

(Found via

Christmas Card

Originally uploaded by pseudo cyborg.

Thanks again to everyone who ordered Christmas cards and shirts and stuff over on Zazzle. I can't thank you enough.
If you ever wondered who has the original drawing for the cards, now you know.

The Tampa Morning Tribune, 1912

1,500 Go To Bottom With Titanic
Originally uploaded by trainman74.

Eagle-eyed foundling trainman74 posted this to the group over on flickr.

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #658

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #658
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Christmas In New Orleans on a 1941 Philco radio

Sunday, December 23, 2007

The finished booklet

abcs of lolcats
Originally uploaded by periwinklejane.

Here, periwinklejane shows off a finished copy of the previously blogged booklet. Please note the use of gold thread instead of a measly staple.

Printable Laugh-Out-Loud Cats Alphabet Booklet

page1, side1
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Here's my Christmas present to you!
How to make your own booklet:
1. Click on each image, then click on "all sizes" to download the largest version.
2. Print them on two sheets of paper on landscape setting.
3. Next, cut, fold and staple for your very own little booklet. Detailed instructions are here.
Stuff your stockings! Leave some on the bus! Send them to your grandmother! Et cetera!
Merry Christmas!
page1, side2
page2, side1
page2, side2

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #657

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #657
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, abridged

KTLA used to show this film every year at Christmas time, before MST3K came along and made it watchable. The full length "Hooray for Santy Claus" holds a special place in my heart.

There will be an alphabetical listing of Laugh-Out-Loud Cat related stuff in the coming days. Written by Pip.

(Clip found via bonniegrrl's tweets. I'm on twitter, by the way, and there is a hobotopia twitterfeed there too.)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Available with or without sleeves

Originally uploaded by LinusMines.

Thanks Linus! If you have a photo of something I've drawn for you (anything, not only the cats), post it to teh Foundlings group on Flickr.
Again, a huge thanks to everyone who has ordered something from my Zazzle store over the past year or so. I really appreciate it. Maybe someday I'll meet someone wearing Pip on their shirt. Then I'll dive into the bushes and hide. Cartoonists are supposed to be reclusive.

Again with the Kid Icarus

Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

See the comments from the other day's discussion of Kid Icarus for some screenshots from his new incarnation on the Wii. I think I prefer Pit as a kid.

This ghost has a secret

Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

All of this stuff I'm posting this evening was drawn very tiny. An inch square or thereabouts.

A Handy Guide to Common Sound Effects

Sound Effects
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Refer to this if you are ever caught in a jam and in need of some quick sound effects.
Efficacy may vary. Please consult a physician if side effects persist.

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #655

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #655
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

"So . . . practice this. It's useful."

There are a surprising number of Three Card Monte tutorials on the youtube.

Monstrosities now available in poster form

Monster poster
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Thanks to all who asked!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #653

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #653
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Underwear Clad Vigilante Mutant #252

252: Elephant-Lad
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Those of you who haven't been reading this blog for too long may not be aware of the other "700 Things" projects. If ever you want an excuse to draw, we have about 490,000 for you. Here's a link to the main group on flickr, and from there you can learn about 700 Zombies, Unicorns, Bunnies, and much, much more.

A Line

Originally uploaded by ChildOfAtom.

Today I got a surprise in the mail: A Line by Cully Long. It's a collection of his drawings of fellow subway riders in NYC. I love it. Thanks, Cully!
You can buy a copy here and see his handiwork here.

Christmas Alphabet

E is for elf
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Here's an alphabetical list of Christmas stuff I drew last during a rare free hour.

An omen?

hole punch cloud
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

There's a hole punch cloud over my place this morning.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #652

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #652
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Sea Wolf

One of my favorite songs of 2007.

Kid Icarus

For the record, Kid Icarus was my favorite NES game back in the day. It's not too well-known, so there probably won't ever be any references to it in the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats. Though it might be fun to see Kitteh or Pip turned into an eggplant with feet at some point.
There will be a comic later, and I'm organizing the archives on flickr into more manageable sections.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Here's a big fat Santa!

Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

5$ off calendars today on Zazzle

Abandoned cats - calendar
Originally uploaded by Stefan Tell.

I just noticed Zazzle has 5$ off all calendars. I put together a Kitteh and Pip calendar the other day and you can see it here.

The photo above does not appear on the calendar, but it was in the cc pool on flickr.

Big fat Santa's on his way

More Peggy Lee. Please note: some of the Santas depicted are not nearly big and fat enough.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A question

Why don't you do right?

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #651

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #651
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Thanks for the responses to the poll and the comments!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #650 and a note

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #650
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

If you own a Laugh-Out-Loud Cats comic and also have a flickr account, will you find yours on flickr and note that it's yours in the comments? You don't have to, but it might be nice to know for posterity's sake. A lot of people have already done this, but if you would rather people not know, that's fine too. I completely understand.
Also, please note the new poll over there to the right. I'm curious about how people are reading these. RSS? Flickr? Something else? A combingation of the three? I suppose asking the question here on the blog will automatically skew the results, but I thought I'd ask anyway.
I had to reset the poll. I did it wrong. It's right now. Sorry. Thanks. Good night.

An idea you may not like...

Originally uploaded by kevindooley.

From here till the end of the year I'll slow down posting comics to one a day, excluding Sundays. That way, Ragnarok (#666: where someone dies) can conveniently correspond with January 1st.
I'll still take and send orders, but will hold them in reserve until the New Year.
I'll also post stuff I've been meaning to get to: wallpapers, a papercraft Soapo box, and other surprises along the way.

That said, expect #650 later this evening.

Frogmen vs Radioactive Octopus!

On the first day of Cephalopodmas...
Originally uploaded by greyaenigma.

A foreboding photographic dispatch from the Grey Aenigma.

Another bear in another ill-fitting hat

See the ever-growing group here.

Comics tonight. Probably later than sooner.

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #649

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #649
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Created for Glenn's Cephalopodmas project. Check it out and be freaked right out. I know I did.
Glenn is also the same Glenn who ordered the very first Laugh-Out-Loud Comic ever. Up with Glenn!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #400

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #400
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

#400 is finally done and available for auction on ebay. Here's the link. It's a three day auction since Christmas is fast approaching.
Numbers 500 and 600 are still on the drawing board and will probably not be done before the end of the year.

Mole Men Preview

Mr. Vandyke Writhingtwist
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.

Here's a preview of the Mole Men I drew for the recent episode of BoingBoingTV. The official project will kick off when Hodgman's next book is released, so I won't add these to a group pool on flickr just yet. I might need to update them as more information becomes available.
You can see them all here.

#400 will be posted later today

Originally uploaded by GypsyRock.

Both here and on ebay. It will involve a stew recipe, so have pencils ready if you plan on feeding a large group anytime soon.
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a heaping helping of hobo stew?