Saturday, December 30, 2017

the last zombie cat of 2017

So 2017 is nearly finished and what a trip it has been. There has been so much bad in the last few months that I very nearly lost it ... and I mean that in one of the worst ways possible.

But certain events shook me to the core of my being and showed me what path I was on, and what the possibilities could be if I only accepted myself and all my flaws, and worked towards the greater good of the horde.

There has been much planning over the last few weeks that no one but theWE know about, and starting a few days ago the new plan has been put in to action. Still a lot of steps to get to the current goal but the target is in sight.

So HOORAY with getting unslumped and working in a completely new direction while I patch up the errors of the past, and try to rebuild some burned bridges along the way.

As a minor celebration of the, for lack of better term, awakening ... I am giving away my last actual zombie cat painting of 2017 ... the only catch is you also have to adopt a zombie cat. There are 50 zombie cat paintings available, each about 4"x6" and one of them has a golden ticket that gives the owner the big zombie cat painting you see above. The bonus though  ...  each cat is available for just $20 instead of my regular price of $75. It's a way to get the last zombie cats out to new homes that will appreciate them, instead of sitting in a storage bin, and it's super affordable. Quite possibly the last time I'll sell an original that low. You can adopt one by clicking here but if that gives you issues please let me know and we can arrange a paypal transfer or something.

Your support will also go a long way to helping grow the horde so seriously consider adoption before the new year :) For those that can not have a zombie cat in their life, please feel free to consider yourself helping by simply sharing this post.

Thanks for reading, have a freaking awesome end of the year celebration!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Adopt a Zombie Cat ... Win a Zombie Cat

I'm cleaning my studio and trying to get as many cats out in the world as possible ... so instead of charging $60-$100 per zombie cat painting, I'm giving 50 of them away for just $20 ... with free shipping in North America. As an added incentive, one of the 50 zombie cats will come with a golden ticket that will entitle the holder of that golden ticket to receive my largest zombie cat painting to date. I don't know who will get that ticket, or even which zombie cat you will get because all 50 envelopes will be sealed before the mailing labels are attached. 

Want in? Click here to adopt your zombie cat: the sale ends once the last zombie cat is sold, and the winner is announced when they get their golden ticket in the mail. With your help all the zombie cats will ship out on Jan. 5 2018 ... so lets end 2017 by giving a small zombie cat a new home, and hope that 2018 brings another much larger cat in to your life.

click here to adopt:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Black Cats in Santa Hats

First there was one ... and experiment to see if the black cat in a santa hat could actually be a standing kitty. It was such a personal success that I made another one, and since my house does not need two Black Cats in Santa Hats, one of them has to go.
To whomever adopts this black cat in a santa hat, you will also get an original drawing of a zombie cat in a santa hat as well as some extra zombie or zombie cat goodies.
You can get it here:

If you want to own the original painting that has inspired these cats, click here

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Aurora Borealis ...

While this image is inspired by the Aurora Borealis it has been a very long time since I have seen the night sky lit up like this. I wonder if the northern lights will look different after the apocalypse ... will a nuclear winter create a bleak or brighter sky? I honestly hope we will never know.

This zombie cat sketch painting is available in the store,just click here.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Skull Head Zombie Cat with a Skull ...

What is this zombie cat doing with this skull? Why do my zombie cats love skulls so much? What are they trying to tell us? Why are there so many questions?

Makes you think eh? What's the fascination for skulls ... we all have one, why would we want someone else's skull? Here's another question ... if you're a skull collector do you know/care whose skull it used to be? Do you want to know the history of the skull ... was the owner of the skull a good person ... what was the gender, the lineage, the WHATEVER ... I mean really, it's just a skull FFS ... it's not like it gives a shit what you do or think about it any longer so why would we want to obsess about it?

Maybe it's because we're human and that's what we do. Obsess about the things that don't matter so we don't have to pay attention to the things that do.

Anyways ... I think the zombie cats like skulls because they're fun to play with.
Why else would they want one?

If you like this zombie cat you can adopt it here.

'tis NOT the Season ...

Like me, the zombie cats don't really like this season much. The cold doesn't really bother them too much, not like it bothers me. I'm a homebody because I hate the cold and don't like getting cold. If a zombie cat gets to cold, it just freezes in place until it thaws out. It's probably annoying but zombie cats are patient ... to say the least.

Like me though, the zombie cats don't really care for this season. Far to many reasons for this than I feel comfortable enough discussing at the moment, perhaps it can be revisited in the future.
Anyways ... the zombie cats hate the season for even more reasons than I do and they're going to do their very best to try to ruin it for humans ... starting simple with the destruction of snowmen.

If you value your snowman you better bring it inside and keep it safe. If that means turning down your furnace and creating a whole house freezer then so be it. Protect the snowman!

okay, the zombie cats made me type that ... don't turn off your furnace and dont try to bring in a snowman. that's dumb. don't be dumb. it's just a snowman, you can make another. we need to start using our common sense people or the zombie cats are going to destroy humanity.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Skull Headz Rule

I really like the Skull Head Zombie Cats ... they're so much fun to draw and they look hilariously adorable in a vile and sinister way. Big massive heads that look a little more grumpy than the rest of the zombie cats. 

They get extra grumpy on windy days ... the wind whistles through their skulls ... very aggravating. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

sharpening muh pencil

I seldom use a pencil when drawing but I thought i would give it a try ... whatcha think?

delete comment and block

We don't feed the trolls ... not directly ... we just delete the comment and block.
Our high school teacher thought the artwork should be happier too. We can't even remember his name any more ....

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Skull ...

For the past few days and all through this weekend the zombie cats and I have been scavanging through 10 years of collected 'stuff' in an attempt to bring some order to the chaos that is our basement studio. We're finally finished and ready to start the next chapter of our quest for global domination. As such ... the commissions list will be closed as of 11:59 pm November 12, 2017
After that time I will no longer be taking commissions (unless we've already discussed it) but instead be focusing on putting the zombie cats on products from print on demand stores like zazzle while at the same time finishing off the remaining commissions, getting the remaining artwork out in the mail and then working on the zombie cats comic and larger zombie cat paintings.

It is exciting for me ... but I don't really want to ramble on about any of it because it really only makes sense in my head ... and it's a FORREST sized image painted with a very large brush so the details don't make sense. I think it's best for me to not talk about it and instead ... show you what I mean by doing it.

And with that ... I'm signing out.
Message me if you want a commission ... less than 7 hours as of this post.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Christmas Cats are coming

Christmas is underway and the zombie cats like this holiday ... a lot. All the food and festivities, snacks, treats, bright lights and fatty foods, over eating, sluggishly slow humans drunk on eggnog and good cheer.
It all makes for easy victims meals for the zombie cats.
It also helps when you have a decoy as cute as this tuxedo cat in a santa hat =)

You can own this one of a kind Byron Rempel painting by clicking here.
If you want really cool zombie cat products, click here to see the zombie cats on zazzle.

Friday, November 10, 2017

It Takes Guts ...

The zombie cats are helping me clean up the basement ... so much work already ... having gut spilling zombie cats only makes things harder. But we love em ... guts and all.

Today is the last Friday that I actively promote commissions ... after this weekend it's all over for me. So get one before the getting is gone.

The reason for this is simple ... while drawing and painting commissions for other people is awesome and fun, and I do know how lucky I am to have this gig, the stress of it all has been getting to me. It's not the stress of creating someone elses cat as a zombie ... that's easy. But the stress of relying on commissions and sales of individual work is becoming to hard ... so it's time to step away from that and just focus on creating more zombie cats, getting the booklets done AS I FEEL LIKE and start working a lot harder and smarter on the print on demand stores like zazzle, redbubble and society6.

It's time to get even more global and start thinking larger ... which also means larger paintings =)

Anyways ... today is all about cleaning up the basement so that my studio can be exactly how I want it and Monday I can start fresh and full of as much pep as I can muster. I'm going to need your help though ... so keep the good vibes and words of encouragement coming because that's what has kept me doing what I do :)

Thank you ...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Get Sketched or ....

Or don't ... right?
I have come to the conclusion that there is no real future in commissions for me. It's to hard to find the work and it gets to frustrating when trying to get things together and mail them out. I'm not cut out for that yet ... so this is going to be my last weekend for taking commissions until next year. So if you want one and we haven't talked yet, get in touch quick. If we've already chatted and plan were made, I'm still honoring that plan. If I am currently working on your portrait or you are waiting on the mail to deliver your parcel, I thank you for your patience ... it is coming. Everything that needs to be mailed out will be out in the next few days.

There are some changes coming ... and it's super frustrating and I am beating myself up about how slow I am ... but I keep plugging away thanks to everyone out there that keeps giving the encouragement and support. I would never been able to do what I'm doing with out all of you.
Thank you

More soon ... in the mean time ... if you want me to do a portrait commission then contact me. If you can't afford to commission me and would still like to see a sketch of your pet, or you, or whatever ... just leave me a msg or tag me in a post and I'll try to get to it one of these days. I'll do freebie sketches when time allows. The above images are some from instagram that I did.
Do you follow me on instagram?

No pressure right?

Thanks for reading, now get posting your pics :D

In Hiding ...

I had excess paint and I am loathe to waste it, especially when I'm in the mood to create something but not sure what. That  is exactly what happened today ... too much paint left over so I grabbed an acrylic paper and started working on it. Eventually and owl emerged ... but when I looked closer I could see the Skull Head Zombie Cat hiding INSIDE the owl ... creepy AF if you as me.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

sketch paiting zombie cats

I liked this zombie cat so much I started to paint it up ... now I'm not sure if I should stop or keep going ... thoughts?

Monday, November 6, 2017

Best Before ...

If you're starving and find an 'old' can of food ... would you eat it?

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Moonlit Cat

It's a dark night, full moon and a black cat perched precariously on an unused chimney. There's probably a long and drawn out story about this cat and it's adventures. What led it to be on a chimney? Was it chased up here by half starved apocalyptic survivors? Maybe it uses this perch to survey the surroundings and to locate humans.
Maybe it got cold out and some part of it remembers a time when the chimney was in use and the perch was a great spot to warm up.

Maybe you know a better story for this cat? I'd love to hear it.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

well shit ... im stuck ... now what?

Feeling stuck and anxious ..., an end of the month feeling to be sure. All the bills are due, so much things left undone. I'm really feeling the burden of adulting. Time to put on the big boy boots and kick some ass and power through it.
Tomorrow is take your kid to work day for the grade 9's so my eldest will help me get all the envelopes made and parcels in the mail. Finally getting the patreon gifts out as well ... it will be a great day spent showing the kid what dad tries to do all day.

After that I should be caught up with everything.
Stay tuned ... things are about to get even more busy

Monday, October 30, 2017

On Top of the Heap ... of Trash

Here's a little black zombie cat sitting on the trash ... all done with a big fat black sharpie and obviously no pre thought. It's a bit indicative of my life and situation right now ... trash ... garbage ... just waiting for the good times to show up again like this zombie cat is waiting for another human to walk by. The wait might be long but it's always worth it.
Take care my infected friends ...

Monday Wrinkles

Imagine waking up and seeing this unholy undead hairless demon beast staring at you with blank unblinking eyes. I don't know about you but I would lose my shit and freak right out.

So ... please consider adopting this zombie cat today ... it's giving me the heebie jeebies.

I'm not very verbose today ... it's monday morning and there's a blizzard going on outside.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Its Looking Grave

What a terrible post title ... all that time spent drawing this zombie cat only to post it to the world with a crappy title. I suppose it is one way to help define that it is a grave stone that the cat is sitting on. Maybe if I was a better artist I wouldn't have to resort to that sort of trickery. ;-)

Anyway ... I will be posting a bunch of high contrast drawings like this over on patreon for my infected friends to check out, maybe purchase too. Are you infected yet?

Saturday, October 28, 2017

the nameless Skull Head Zombie Cat

I know I've shared this before but it's really cool. Drawn with the fattest sharpie I could find ... this skull head zombie cat is now in search of it's forever home ... and a name. It's lonely, with only the flies to keep it company. How long will this kitteh search? Who will adopt it?

To be perfectly honest, I wouldn't mind keep this one around for a long time. It's a large 9"x12" high contrast zombie cat. It just pops out at you.

In the Mist ...

Today is a big day of finishing off the little things ... those things that don't really take much time to complete so they get done later, but then forgotten and put off until that pile of little things is so large it threatens to topple and smoother you.

That's what I'm doing today ... taking as many things out of that pile as I possibly can.

As I do that I come across little things that I've not shared before ... like this Zombie with 2 Zombie Cats In the Mist ...

Original is available, message me for details.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

YouTube ...

Trying something new with the camera angle in this video ... #theinfected over on patreon already saw this and now it's released to the whole world ... so everyone gets to suffer now :P

I need to finish that #zombie #cat painting soon.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Finger Painting ...

Here's the most recent #zombie #cat that was created for the Zombie Cats Raw Sketching video series. You can find the public ones on YouTube ... but if you're among theinfected over on patreon, you can see them a week before the rest of the world.

Anywho ... this zombie cat is up for adoption but not listed in the store yet. If you want to make an offer, send me a message.

Zombie Cats Support the LGBT Community

A few months ago I made this shirt to show my support for the LGBT Community and specifically for my transgender son Troy. That was a one time run with that shirt which had small message on the back. I am re-releasing the shirt with just the symbol on the front. There may be special editions later, but this design will be a forever design.

If you want to order one for yourself, click here.

Winter is Coming ...

They are predicting snow in two days ... and that sucks. We were hoping that it would stay away until after halloween. This also means that there will be many snowman cats coming ... and snowman zombie cats too.
This is the first snowman cat ... complete with a little strawberry nose.
In the shop here.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Half Naked Zombie Cat

Some of the habits I'm trying to break is wasting time. There is only so much time in the day and I have a tonne ... a metric shit tonne in fact, of work that I need to get done. Not just commissions, which are ending soon btw, but everything from making my own work for myself, to envelopes, trading cards, putting designs on shirts, updating websites, making videos and even just posting to this blog. Everything takes time ... so I am trying to get in to the habit of spending as much time as I can building up the zombie cats.
But not at the expense of family ... family first and then the zombie cats.

No more feeling sorry for myself that there is so much to do and it's not getting done ... I'm trying to use the 10 minutes here, 5 minutes there, a half hour after supper. The time is there, I just haven't been spending it wisely ... so that's a habit that is being changed by creating a new habit.

It's going to be a lot of work ... but today has been a great day to start new habits.

Oh ... and that shirtless half naked black zombie cat is eventually going to a new home as an adoption package bonus zombie cat.

The infection spreads, thanks to everyone of my infected friends. The horde only grows with your help. If I don't post again today, have a great night everyone!

New Routines ...

Hey everyone, I hope you had an awesome weekend. Mine was all about inner reflections and thinking about things that needed to be thought about. I wish I was fluent enough with words to say what I have discovered about myself and my situation, but I can't. I'm a clumsy wordsmith that spends to much time hitting the backspace key to fix typos instead of fluidly putting thought to print.

Suffice to say that changes are in order and on the way. It won't be noticeable at first, if at all, because it is a slow process and it's all about changing the habits I have gotten myself in to. Not so much habits like picking my nose or chewing my nails, but rather habits of how I think, what I do with my time, the order in which I do things in the day. Like I said ... I can't put it in to words correctly.

So ... one habit I am starting is daily sketching of things like this little zombie cat. Drawn on normal paper and quickly,  it will be included in a future parcel that gets mailed out when someone adopts a zombie cat. If I can do this every day for the next 4 years it will be one hell of a collection of zombie cat sketches :)

So that's one habit I want to start ... what are the habits I'm trying to break?
I'll try to tackle that in the next post.
What are habits you are trying to start? How is it working out for you so far? What is the biggest challenge in making it a habit?

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Soon to be Standing ...

Here's a cute little white zombie cat that will soon become a new standing zombie cat. It might even go up for adoption if it looks as good as I have in my head. Should it remain white or get coloured?
Let me know in the comments and we'll see what happens tomorrow.

Have a great night everyone ... thanks for being a part of my life!

Just another Sunday ...

It's the day after #caturday and the zombie cats are doing great. They recently found a small group of hoomans boarded up in a church.

The fuzziest and cutest of the zombie cats went in first to distract them.

It was fast, ferocious and above all, messy.

Now the hunt begins again.

**all zombie cats are up for adoption unless otherwise noted**

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Glow in the DARK ...

I went and bought some glow in the dark paint ... it works a treat, its very neat, but I can't photograph it to save my life. This is the first of many glow in the dark Skull Head Zombie Cats.

All zombie cats are up for adoption, inquire if you are interested in owning one. This paticular skull head zombie cat is available here.

Savage Zombie Cat

You can probably call it a fact, i draw cats with really big feet ... and this one has a huge mouth too. I really like how this little undead ferocious and probably vicious zombie cat turned out. A fun sketch that quickly escalated in to a full figure kitteh ... with big feet. The jaw was a fun mental challenge, and now I've leveled up in my open mouth drawing skills.

How the hell is everyone doing today?

self portrait ... 42

self portrait ... the zombie cats are infecting everything

Friday, October 20, 2017

Sphynx Zombie Cat

The days are getting shorter while the darkness grows and threatens to swallow the world. Through it all the zombie cats continue to spread the infection. In the end all breeds become one breed. Each zombie cat unique and special in its own way. They have no hate towards each other, no matter how different an individual zombie cat might be, for they all share a common goal.

To find, kill and eat all the hoomans.

After a head scootch and a belly rub. Then it's time for the tooth and nail.
Original artwork available.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Gonna Eat muh CAKE!

Zombie Cats don't just get their cake, they sit in that bad boy and do some pretty obscene things with the icing. This Zombie Cat in the Cake first made an appearance over on patreon, but here it is for everyone to enjoy. If you want, you can even print it out for your own birthday card ... wish yourself a happy birthday from the Zombie Cats.

Annoying Animation or a Video ...

Here's a very quick little animated GIF of my most recent little quickie drawing of a skull head zombie cat. Below is a link to the actual video, which is also very fast but not as fast as this GIF.

And ... here is the final image in all it's glory ... most likely to be included in a a future adoption ... sort of a buy one get one surprise cat for free :D

Trash Panda REDUX

That's right, the Zombie Cats are bringing back TRASH PANDAS, but not in the way you might think. Instead of super cute but rather ordinary Raccoons, the zombie cats are filling in and invading trash cans and garbage dumps everywhere until a suitable post apocalyptic Trash Panda can be created.
They need your help though ... raccoons are in rather short supply over here. If you have any amazing pictures of raccoons, please post a picture or a link to a picture in the comments below.

Only you can help the horde grow!

This page taken from the sketchbook of Byron ;)
It is for sale, message me if interested.

drawing zombie cats on YouTube

It has been a while since I did a new Zombie Cats Raw Sketching ... all the new ones get listed on patreon first then eventually made public. Here's the newest one ... episode TEN!
There are still 4 more out there on patreon that aren't public yet. Hoping to make another today if I get my other chores finished.
What do you think of these? It's a lot of rambling ... and a touch of drawing :D

Have a great day people ... keep being awesome.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sukcer Puss

This cat is going to have a problem if it ever tries to lick itself. I don't know what demon I was channelling when I created this SUCKER PUSS but I'm glad it's out in the world for everyone to see now. It's obviously a special needs kitty ... but to be honest I really don't know what it's needs are.
Does it eat?
Does it sleep?
What the hell is up with those tentacles?

If it tries to give me a head bump will it latch on and suck out my soul? I don't know because I've never been close enough to find out. This sucker puss needs a good home and a very strong cage to keep it, and everyone else, safe.

If you think you can give this unique cat a home, click here.

Happy Derp Cat ... on a shirt

Taking over from the zombie cats today is a new DERP Cat ... ready to cheer up your day and bring a smile to the faces of those that see it's happy smile. Unless of course you're one of the few that great really freaked out by those massive teeth.
The DERP Cats are becoming more bold and even took over the Zombie Cat's sigil

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oil Paint Zombie Cat

I think this is my first and only oil painted zombie cat. I couldn't quite get the hang of the oils and since I didn't have much to use I was kind of sparse on it. That being said, I really did enjoy painting this undead kitteh ... there is something about oil paint that really brings out a depth and feeling you can't easily achieve with other mediums.

I want to get this one in to a forever home before it really does rot away. As an incentive I am offering up a complimentary portrait to accompany this kitteh to it's new forever home.
Click here to order.

Good Morning from the Edge of the Apocalypse

It's still early in the week but I'm already waiting for the weekend to show up. The late nights and early mornings are killing me ... but only figuratively. It would help if I went to sleep earlier... but where's the fun in that?

Last night I watched the sun set, turning the sky in to ultra vibrant hues of orange, my favorite color, before changing to some crimson reds and then eventually blackness.

It was really dark ... street lights didn't seem to turn on and things became eerily quiet. You could almost think the world really was coming to an end. If it ever does I'm going to do what the zombie cats do ... climb a tall pole, or tree, and watch the world burn.

I'll probably need some ladders.

This Apocalyptic Cat on a Post is the most recent zombie kitten rescued from the catacombs and put in to the bargain bin ... hoping to get adopted before winter sets in.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Leaving You With Stitches

Pulling another zombie cat out of the catacombs and putting it in the Zombie Cat Adoption bargain bin ... time to move a little inventory before my birthday.

Make me a happy little zombie cat creator and adopt a little undead kitteh. Each adoption helps grow the horde by enabling me to purchase more art supplies ... and now I've started to work larger so I need these little putrid pussies to get some new forever homes.

Check out this bargain bin cat, and some of the others. Payment plans are an option too.

Have a great night everyone!

Skull and a Skull Head Zombie Cat

Sitting and waiting parked in the Giant Tiger parking lot contemplating all the work done today and the nearly endless list of work still needed to be done. To ease my worries I begin to sketch, thinking that I might draw a zombie for the daily zombie blog and talk about my day, but then a skull head zombie cat started to appear. They show up when you least expect it and make a big mess of things. But this one was nice enough. Just looked at me and said ... in a way that only I could hear ... "it'll be ok"

Before I could ask WHAT ... WHAT WILL BE OK? ... the moment was gone and lost forever.
Then my kid got back in the car, we drove home and I uploaded this pic.

Have a great evening everyone. I hope your day was awesome!