Hector Janse van Rensburg, who posts work under the name 'S*tty Watercolour,' started painting cat pictures after his beloved kitty passed away following a short illness.
The art therapy was Hector's way of working through his grief, although the series soon took on a life of its own. It began exploring all aspects of the special human/feline relationship, including a cat's uncanny ability to sense our mood and offer a helping paw when we feel down.
Cats help us through the tough times
Speaking about his latest collection of "paw"-some pictures, Hector told Bored Panda:
"The comics before this were less optimistic. This series is a response to that. They approach difficult issues like mental health, to show a different perspective on them. That new perspective often comes from the cat, who is based on my cat Ona who passed away a few years ago."
The adorable pictures chronicle the adventures of a young boy and his pet cat, and they're cute enough to turn anyone's heart into warm jelly.
What would we do without kitties?
In one of the comics, the boy asks "Will everyday feel like a fight forever?"; to which his furry friend replies, "I don't think so...but if that's the way it has to be..we'll just get really good at fighting back."
To see all of Hector's cartoons, visit the "sh*tty watercolour" Facebook page and join his 380k followers. Alternatively, check out sh*ttywatercolour.com.
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