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The Adventures of Business Cat - Origins by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Origins :icontomfonder:tomfonder 193 8 The Adventures of Business Cat - Full Circle by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Full Circle :icontomfonder:tomfonder 384 85 The Adventures of Business Cat - Business by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Business :icontomfonder:tomfonder 263 27 The Adventures of Business Cat - Free Living by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Free Living :icontomfonder:tomfonder 194 15 The Adventures of Business Cat - Peace Times by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Peace Times :icontomfonder:tomfonder 375 27 The Adventures of Business Cat - Submission by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Submission :icontomfonder:tomfonder 257 15 The Adventures of Business Cat - Prodigal Son by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Prodigal Son :icontomfonder:tomfonder 266 17 The Adventures of Business Cat - Departures by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Departures :icontomfonder:tomfonder 249 16 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Family by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Family :icontomfonder:tomfonder 215 22 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Refusal by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Refusal :icontomfonder:tomfonder 216 9 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Deus Ex Crabina by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Deus Ex Crabina :icontomfonder:tomfonder 236 23 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Contact by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Contact :icontomfonder:tomfonder 201 18 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Visitor by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Visitor :icontomfonder:tomfonder 253 23 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Cereal by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Cereal :icontomfonder:tomfonder 220 12 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Witness by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Witness :icontomfonder:tomfonder 279 23 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Television by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Television :icontomfonder:tomfonder 253 11

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The Adventures of Business Cat - Origins
The Adventures of Business Cat - Origins 2018/09/07
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The original Business Cat strip redrawn four years later.

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The Adventures of Business Cat - Full Circle
The Adventures of Business Cat - Full Circle 2018/09/07
Copyright © 2018 / BUSINESSCAT.HAPPYJAR.com
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Four years ago I uploaded the first Business Cat strip and was awoken in the dead of the night to find my phone going crazy with an endless stream of notifications. The post had gone viral and was finding it’s way to seemingly every nook and cranny of the internet.

I had never intended it to be anything more than a simple one-off gag, but with the bevy of such positive responses flooding in, I began to realise that I had ideas for another one. And another one. Until eventually I find myself here realising I’ve been doing ‘another one’ every week now for four years.

In that time the comic has grown to help support me financially and even made me a published artist/author - something I never thought I’d be able to say about myself - with a second book on the way.

But all good things must eventually come to pass (boy, am I learning that the hard way these days) and so too must it be with Business Cat. I had been toying with the idea of ending the series for a while now, as I was beginning to feel there wasn’t enough new ground left to cover, and I’d rather end the series while I can still be proud of it than run the premise into the ground.

From as early as the IRS investigation storyline I knew where this story arc was headed, and I have to say that I really enjoyed taking the series in new and unexpected directions for the readers. It was a decision that certainly divided a few opinions, but at the end of the day I’m happy with the results and I can only hope that most of you were too.

I had written these last few strips to serve as a series finale, if need be, but with room to go forward in case I decided continue. Up until as early as last week I wasn’t quite sure which it would be. But I can say with certainty now, for the foreseeable future, this is in fact the end.

I don’t often put much of myself out there for you all to read, but the last five or so months have been hell. Between the diagnosis of a cancerous tumor in my cat’s mouth (don’t worry, a few stressful operations later, he’s now fine), and the extremely sudden/unexpected ending of an eleven year relationship, a lifetime’s worth of living with depression has finally caught up with me and I’m now having to confront that.

I’m not sure what I’ll do next. It’s been a very real struggle to stay creative, and at this point, I’m just looking forward to some time away from it all for a while. But I just want to thank each and every one of you for being along for this ride with me, and for making the last four years possible. This comic would be nothing if not for all of you reading and sharing it, and it’s been incredible to see such positivity surrounding my work.

Finally, I’d like to encourage you all to keep following on the social media outlet of your choice if you’d like to keep up to date on the status of the upcoming book Business Cat: Hostile Takeovers (release date pending), and if you ever want to be made aware of any of my future projects, be they the return of Business Cat or otherwise.

For my Patreon subscribers, don’t worry, you won’t have to do anything, I will be deactivating my account for the time being and will give plenty of fair warning before it becomes active again (if ever). In the meantime, I will be filling out the remainder of the month with some never-before-seen extras and maybe another prize raffle or two.

It’s been fun guys. Until next we meet.

- Tom
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Thanks to all who participated in celebrating this book launch with me. Wish I could have given a copy to each and every one of you!

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Skobeloff Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You got your gallery! Keep up the good work! :heart:
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HeyouPikachu123 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017   Photographer
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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jmynstyx Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017
no one cat should have all that power! lols XD but its hilarious
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SkylaComics Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your comic's style really caught my attention. Watching you to see more :) No pressure.
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QuestForCake Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Business cat is a creation that might just save this planet with the power of paper work
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beautyliesintheeye Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
No my cup of tea, but well thought out and perfectly drawn. A winner. :-)
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Xpuk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Genius comic :)
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XashiGraveyard Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL, Love your Business Cat comic, it had me in stiches!
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KingZoidLord Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
My life would dramatically less fulfilling without the antics of business cat!
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