The series of toys for Creationist Cat offered some unique problems. The initial set of three toys featured a very detailed style, with a focus on making sure the cat’s fur properly curves around the face and tail. This detailed style would be something I’d later regret a little, as the decision to design four more cat toys.
The original CC toy is the “naked” cat holding a copy of the bible, the client gave a lot of input to how the cat’s face should look, changing the mouth and eyes multiple times to give the perfect, cheeky expression. Later holiday themed versions of the model featured the cat in different outfits and costumes.
This model is my favorite in the Creationist Cat toy line. From the moment I started work on this project to the moment I finished it was an enjoyable experience, I guess I just enjoy making gritty blood covered models. There are lots of little hidden design elements in the texture work.
The T-shirt the cat is wearing is a reference to Drunken Peasants, a podcast which had previously hosted CC as a guest. The shirt was one of the DP Podcast’s but re-designed to feature a cat in place of a mauriga leaf and “pray to Jesus” in place of “smoke pan everyday”.
Many badges are on the jacket including a few religious pins like “got Jesus?”. Watchmen, the illuminati and the dancing banana also make appearances. The back of the jacket also includes an image of Christ on the cross scribbled onto the back.
Overall, I’m a sucker for any horror reference I get to work into my toys, and this project was a boat load of cat themed fun.
Client : Creationist Cat
Creationist Cat is a satirical Youtube channel about a cat who was “zapped” by God through the internet, granting him super intelligence and telekinetic powers, which he used to spread the word of Christ. The character of Creationist Cat often finds himself in online debates with online sceptics, who despite seeing a talking, super intelligent cat, demand more proof of the lords power.
I was commissioned to create a set of downloadable models as rewards for the channels online patrons. After the initial set of three toys were finished, more were designed to co-inside with various holidays.