The only thing artist Samantha Moore likes more than cats and food is cats AS food. No, she doesn't eat cats. Instead, she makes them into food art. Or, actually, cat food art.
"I decided to combine two of my favorite things: cats and food! While I am working on more as you read this, the possibilities are endless," Moore said on her Instagram page.
It's one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" ideas, with Moore's kooky cat food mashups attracting a growing fan base. She has also created T-shirts, plushies, stickers and prints of her cat food critters, which she sells on her website and at Comic Cons in California.
The images may look simple, but Moore has the skills to create theL She graduated with high honors in art from Humboldt State University.
Although a lot of cat-related gags rely on cat puns, Moore's mashups are just cats shaped like food. Her cartoon cats are certainly more pliable than a run-of-the-mill housecat, who is more interested in staring intently into space than molding itself into a food item. Drawing a cat as a hot dog is no doubt much easier than trying to cram one into a hot dog costume. That's what dogs are for.