Catophilia

Catophilia is an illustration ‘cartel’ who are dedicated solely to creating cat-related works which include illustrations and publications. It was founded in 2012 by two very different individuals with very different backgrounds, Randy Xing studied Biology while Hime Wang studied design. They share the same inspirations which come from a little black cat named Soma who was a stray found by Randy when it was less than a week old. Soma is a fun cat to be around and also keeps Randy and Hime company. With Soma as their inspiration they created a series of fun and interesting illustrations documenting the everyday habits of their newly adopted cat Soma.

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Spiritualized
“we don’t need marijuana and LSD, we take catnips and silver vines!”

Has a cats innocent eyes ever melted your heart? Ever wondered whether you should cry or laugh at a kitty’s crazy and unpredictable actions? Silhouette Life illustrated by Randy will give you a glimpse of life with Soma the cat. Funny, cute, fierce and strange all describe the happenings in Soma the cats life.

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Crazy hot!!!

Ever since finding the cat Randy feels there is a strong connection between himself and Soma and takes great pleasure in drawing the cat. Randy records Soma’s cat life through his illustrations documenting her likes, dislikes, behaviours and habits. You can see the continuing Silhouette life series of Soma the cat here.

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Partner
We have stories because we are partners

Bistro NightCat illustrated by Hime Wang is another creative collection making up Catophilia. Bistro NightCat tells a story of a black cat chef (Soma) and his friend a white cat magician. In the story the Bistro is sited on a hidden corner and is managed by the black cat chef opening only at night and every so often. People enjoy snacking at night says Hime and so does Soma the cat, this cat like behaviour inspired Hime to combine the behaviours of humans and cats to create the story line for the Bistro NightCat.

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A fish in my drinking water!? Am I lucky or is it just an April Fools’ Day joke?!

The white cat magician is a humorous character and always brings a relaxing atmosphere to the Bistro NightCat story line. Bistro NightCat features a number of cat characters including a cat detective and a cat stylist. Check out more of the Bistro NightCat short stories here.

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SAUSAGE
Having fun at work.

When Hime studies Soma’s behaviour, she notices that the cat is always playing , jumping and interacting with objects – it could be she is imaging her prey and is ready to pounce! or it could be simply playing.

 

As well as documenting Soma’s personality and behaviours through illustrations, Catophilia produce a publication called…Catophilia. The publication is focused on cat stories, spots where you can find playful cats in Taiwan and of course playful illustrations of cats. Catophilia are cat lovers and want to spread the word about cats so there publications are translated in three different languages – Chinese, Japanese and English. Sharing a cats experience and personality through illustrations is the passion and driving force behind Catophilia.

 

For more information on Catphilia you can visit their Facebook page here.

 

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