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The Adventures of Business Cat - Origins by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Origins :icontomfonder:tomfonder 200 8 The Adventures of Business Cat - Full Circle by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Full Circle :icontomfonder:tomfonder 388 85 The Adventures of Business Cat - Business by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Business :icontomfonder:tomfonder 270 27 The Adventures of Business Cat - Free Living by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Free Living :icontomfonder:tomfonder 197 15 The Adventures of Business Cat - Peace Times by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Peace Times :icontomfonder:tomfonder 377 27 The Adventures of Business Cat - Submission by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Submission :icontomfonder:tomfonder 259 15 The Adventures of Business Cat - Prodigal Son by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Prodigal Son :icontomfonder:tomfonder 268 17 The Adventures of Business Cat - Departures by tomfonder The Adventures of Business Cat - Departures :icontomfonder:tomfonder 251 16 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Family by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Family :icontomfonder:tomfonder 218 22 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Refusal by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Refusal :icontomfonder:tomfonder 217 9 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Deus Ex Crabina by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Deus Ex Crabina :icontomfonder:tomfonder 239 23 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Contact by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Contact :icontomfonder:tomfonder 202 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 223 12 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Witness by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Witness :icontomfonder:tomfonder 280 24 The Adventures of Regular Cat - Television by tomfonder The Adventures of Regular Cat - Television :icontomfonder:tomfonder 256 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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crazt9 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your stuff is amazing :D (Big Grin)  Your comics had me laughing for a while!
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IAMANOTHERYOU Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
What are the origins of Business cat? I want to know
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Rahker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
I love your comic! It's very clever.
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Si-Efil Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your comics are pretty cool! I love your sense of humor and you have a neat style. :)
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coconutmoose Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just saw one of your comics and immediately thought of Business Cat from Our New Electrical Morals (it's a short cartoon on youtube). Now I'm reading these comics in that Business Cat's voice. XD Which is not a bad thing. I was also kind of reminded of the Oatmeal's Bobcats.
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Azifri Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So you are the mastermind behind Business Cat!! : D
Your comic has made me laugh so many times, I find it to be very cleverly made. I'm so happy I found you on deviantart!
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YemaYema Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Never seen Business Cat before, but I'm totally sold now. I LOVE IT!
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Liennepien Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I've seen businesscat around on the net, but only just found out you also have a DA account. Well done and keep up the good work!
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dragonjule Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Artist
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tomfonder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I love it! Thank you!
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