Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats

So most of us know what LOL Cats are, some of us are even annoyed by them, but I won't get into that now. Did you know that there once was a syndicated comic strip called The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats. Here's a bit of what Ape Lad on Flickr had to say about his great grandfather's comic strip.

"Not many people know this, but my great grandfather Aloysius "Gorilla" Koford, was also a cartoonist... From 1912-1913 he produced a comic strip which was featured in 17 newspapers... The strip was entitled "the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats" and featured the exploits of one Meowlin Q. Kitteh (a sort of cat hobo-raconteur) and his young hapless kitten friend, Pip..."


You can find out more in Ape Lad's photostream.

2 comments:

  1. okay, nate, that is hilarious. but tell me this - did he draw all those from scratch, or did he repurpose someone else's old comic strip?

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  2. Based on what the guy says,it seems to me that his great grand pa-pa drew these very toons. I also belive this due to the yellow nature of the paper. Granted this could be due to bad scanning process, but who can't get a nice white scan from nice white paper these days.

    Thanks for looking and commenting!

    Nate

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