Laugh-Out-Loud Cats, The Adventues of Hobo Lolcats

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats a wonderful daily online comic series by Adam Koford (aka Ape Lad) that is sort of a cross between his Hoboes series and the Lolcats meme.

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, including the Philadephia Star-Democrat, the Tampa Telegraph, and the Santa Fe Good-Newser.

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. The strip did not last long due to a run-in my great-grandfather had with none other than William Randolph Hearst.

Here’s a video of a Laugh-Out-Loud Cats comic being drawn.

illustration by Adam Koford (aka Ape Lad)