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In memory of my Dad by Tavicat In memory of my Dad :icontavicat:Tavicat 8 1 Faun Lady by Tavicat Faun Lady :icontavicat:Tavicat 12 1 Elf Boy by Tavicat Elf Boy :icontavicat:Tavicat 5 0 Cheshire with Tea by Tavicat Cheshire with Tea :icontavicat:Tavicat 9 4 Trick or Trick by Tavicat Trick or Trick :icontavicat:Tavicat 6 0 At Tavicat Pip-Speak by Tavicat At Tavicat Pip-Speak :icontavicat:Tavicat 7 1 At Tavicat no.394 Polydactyl Poem by Tavicat At Tavicat no.394 Polydactyl Poem :icontavicat:Tavicat 9 2 Valentine by Tavicat Valentine :icontavicat:Tavicat 7 2 At Tavicat - Hows my Driving? by Tavicat At Tavicat - Hows my Driving? :icontavicat:Tavicat 10 4 @Tavicat - Cracked Nuts by Tavicat @Tavicat - Cracked Nuts :icontavicat:Tavicat 8 0 Tinkerbell by Tavicat Tinkerbell :icontavicat:Tavicat 21 3 Happy Revenge of the Fifth! by Tavicat Happy Revenge of the Fifth! :icontavicat:Tavicat 9 1 Reality Check! V2 Ch 3 pg5 by Tavicat Reality Check! V2 Ch 3 pg5 :icontavicat:Tavicat 5 1 Reality Check! V2 Ch 3 pg4 by Tavicat Reality Check! V2 Ch 3 pg4 :icontavicat:Tavicat 2 1 Reality Check! V2 Ch 3 pg3 by Tavicat Reality Check! V2 Ch 3 pg3 :icontavicat:Tavicat 1 0 Reality Check! V2 Ch 3 pg2 by Tavicat Reality Check! V2 Ch 3 pg2 :icontavicat:Tavicat 2 0


Day 583. Invader Zim - GIR by Cryptid-Creations Day 583. Invader Zim - GIR :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 5,249 218 Xerneas Watercolor by XMegantronX Xerneas Watercolor :iconxmegantronx:XMegantronX 11 7 Shutterbox Megan-Alice by XMegantronX Shutterbox Megan-Alice :iconxmegantronx:XMegantronX 25 3 Sunny Afternoon by Fany001 Sunny Afternoon :iconfany001:Fany001 103 15 My Little Guinea Pigs by Fany001 My Little Guinea Pigs :iconfany001:Fany001 343 25 in every bloom by leaver in every bloom :iconleaver:leaver 68 9 Best friends 4ever by Gabycat Best friends 4ever :icongabycat:Gabycat 28 7 Aloha-daddy Dave-1 by Gabycat Aloha-daddy Dave-1 :icongabycat:Gabycat 6 0 Mangoes Season is Here by Gabycat Mangoes Season is Here :icongabycat:Gabycat 6 6 Geek by Gabycat Geek :icongabycat:Gabycat 9 12 Prosperous 2013 by Gabycat Prosperous 2013 :icongabycat:Gabycat 6 7 Plushie: Kimba and Kitty by Serenity-Sama Plushie: Kimba and Kitty :iconserenity-sama:Serenity-Sama 111 17 A little love, care and sunflowers by Gabycat A little love, care and sunflowers :icongabycat:Gabycat 12 0 sleeping mermaid by NinaFimoCreations sleeping mermaid :iconninafimocreations:NinaFimoCreations 20 12 synfonetta music mermaid by NinaFimoCreations synfonetta music mermaid :iconninafimocreations:NinaFimoCreations 22 7 Doctor Who: Transformations are Cool! by darthfilart Doctor Who: Transformations are Cool! :icondarthfilart:darthfilart 4,411 931



Dear Dad,

    I’m sorry, but this wasn’t meant to happen. You know, earlier this month we had a long talk and discussed how you needed a stent surgery. I felt relieved you were still alive then, especially after that last hospital stay in January. Somehow I knew you were going to make it past this hiccup. I felt so confident that you’d get that surgery this March, just a few weeks away, and I thought it would’ve added at least another 10 years to yourself. The VA had been very good to you and had already saved your life once, no*twice* before (not counting that time you jumped from a burning apartment years ago). You were like a cat who already spent 3 out of 9 lives, maybe more, but you still had plenty left in you. I wasn’t worried, because your words and jovial ways always gave me confidence and hope.
   Dad, I’m sorry you missed that important doctor’s appointment last Wednesday, they must had thought you had overslept and missed the VA bus. I’m glad they became even more concerned when calls were still left unreturned the next day.  
On that same Wednesday, I was having my own doctors’ appointment, and already was planning on calling you today (Monday), so we could go over what our doctor’s said and update each other.

But, that call never happened...

  Instead the call that came was on a Thursday, from a kind officer who calmly asked me for my name and if you were my father. He asked me to find a chair to sit down in, as my mind flashed to you back in the hospital. But, sadly it was much worse.  I was told that you were no longer here, and that you had expired in your sleep from natural causes.  
I am still shocked.

  Your passing is still so hard for me to believe. Because for all our good times we spent talking, we never focused that there would ever be an end. Not this soon. Not this abrupt. I’m just so sorry there wasn’t more holidays and birthdays spent together. I wish I had a Tardis now to find you back in time somewhere. Just for one more day.
  I love you, Dad...I might not get to call you today as planned, but I’ll still be sending you my thoughts and love a little bit each and everyday.  
You’re part of the universe now, Dad, just as Carl Sagan once profoundly said, “We are made of starstuff.”
Thank you for giving me the best childhood full of culture, full of books, libraries, golden age movies, classical music, camping, Disneyland and happy memories.  
You know I’ve kept all my favorite toys and books, Dad
and I’m still here drawing thinking of you across the universe.

Love, your daughter, (still on this tiny blue dot)
Wendi (aka Tavisha)


Tavisha Wendi Wolfgarth-Simons
United States
Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons is an American/Japanese female artist who has been a professional anime/manga/indy style illustrator for over 15 years creating original graphic novel series such as ShutterBox vol. 1~4 (formally published by TokyoPop) , Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check! (now available at and Ranklechick and His Three- Legged Cat (formally published by SLG) with her writer/painter/voice talent husband, Rikki Simons. Currently they are working on their weekly (every Tues. & Thurs.) webcomic called Tavicat on their main site

Current Residence: Southern CA
Favourite genre of music: altrenative, olde skool: gothic, darkwave, spooky, cabaret, stuff they don't play on the radio
Favourite photographer: Pierre et Gilles
Favourite style of art: Space
Operating System: OSX Tiger
MP3 player of choice: iPod "Booyah there's a walnut in the sky"
Shell of choice: Gamera
Wallpaper of choice: The one hanging in tha hallways of the Haunted Mansion, Disneyland, CA
Skin of choice: The one I'm wearing
Favourite cartoon character: GIR
Personal Quote: "It's not FOR you!" ( Gabe from Penny Arcade )


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nikolai60 Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
Tavicat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
Hormovitis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018
do you seriously do that every year?
nikolai60 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I say again, Happy Birthday!
Tavicat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Hello~! Thank you SO much~~! ( Sorry, My computer died on my birthday May 28 last year, and I just now got a new one and catching up with all my messages here. )
Mevneriel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
I have loved your Shutterbox series since I first saw vol.1 back at Borders Books all those years ago and just found vol. 5 on your website. I was curious if the series was going to continue and if there was going to be a vol. 6?  
Tavicat Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2018
Hello~! Thank you so very much! Huge apologies for not seeing this comment and not answering for so long. I was without a working computer for several months last year and I just now was able to go through all this. 
Yes, we plan to continue and finish our ShutterBox series. Currently we are self publishing ( print on demand ) ShutterBox vol 1-5 as trade paperback books, and we sign and I doodle in each copy sold. They are available here:
The digital PDFs are also still available here:…
As soon as we complete our current sucessful kickstarter project for our 90's comic, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, then we plan to launch a kickstarter to help us complete our ShutterBox series.
We will keep everyone updated here and our social media platforms like FaceBook.
Follow us at FB: Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons or Rikki Simons or like/join our pages: Tavicat Studios or ShutterBox ).

Thanks again so much~! =^..^= ~ tavi

Foxtide888 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I've owned both issues of the Reality Check compilation mangas for well over a decade. And honestly they are still among my favorites. Makes me wish it was an amine too
Tavicat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
Aww~~! Thank you SO much. ^______^ Hug Heart 
Foxtide888 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
No prob
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