Fine Arts

“I Want To Draw A Cat For You” Goes Hollywood (and/or Broadway)

Steve Gadlin and Cynthia

Cynthia: One of the highlights of the Los Angeles Feline Film Festival this past September was meeting the sweet silly super Steve Gadlin of I Want To Draw A Cat For You fame.

Marcy (snickering):  Are you two related?

Cynthia (puzzled):  No.

Marcy:  Are you sure?

Cynthia:  Yes. Why?

Marcy:  Uh yeah. So did you actually look at that photo?!  You look like twins. Or did everybody at that crazy cat festival wear cat shirts, glasses, and cat ears?

Cynthia:  But Steve isn’t wearing cat ears.

Marcy (disgusted):  Sigh. Forget it. Hey! Did you get my drawing?

Cynthia:  Yes! I spent about a minute telling Steve about you and then in about 2 minutes he drew this –


Cat drawing by Steve Gadlin of I Want To Draw A Cat For You

Cynthia:  A Marcy fashion cat. Complete with black eye patch and purse. Whoopy!

Marcy purrs.

Cynthia:  Steve was one of the most successful contestants on Shark Tank last year. He convinced Mark Cuban to give him $25,000 to expand his already successful cat drawing business. And this year he started filming Steve Gadlin’s Star Makers, a Chicago based talent show.

Steve Gadlin is one of those entrepreneurs you really root for. He’s kind, quirky, enthusiastic, and just…  goes for it. I mean, not many people could make a lucrative business out of drawing stick figure cats.


by Steve Gadlin


Cynthia:  Oooohhhhh… if he’s at CatCon LA this June, I’m totally going to get a Penelope Kitten drawing too.

penelope kitten:  totes!

Marcy:  Or you could order one off of his website. Duh.

Cynthia:  Well, looks like he is taking a break from drawing cats, so we’ll sing his cat song instead.

Sing it with me kitties!

I Want To Draw A Cat For You
I Want To Draw A Cat For You
I Want To Draw A Cat For You

Cynthia and Penelope Kitten dance around and sing. 

Marcy stalks off.

Cynthia:  Where are you going, Marcy?


Marcy:  Litterbox.

Marcy secretly logs onto the computer and furtively fills out an application to be on Steve Gadlin’s Star Makers.  She hits “send”.

Marcy (triumphantly):  I’m gonna be a STAR!



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  • Reply Merrie K. February 8, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    How cool! I also tried to order a print from him after you posted about him and was disappointed that he's no longer doing it :(. He seems like a really cool guy, though! (You guys do kinda look alike…lol)

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 9, 2015 at 12:36 am

      Steve is really sweet! Looks like he stopped doing his the cat drawings just a few weeks ago. I should have been quicker about putting up my post on him. I am really happy to see him branch out into other cool things!

  • Reply Liana February 8, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Aw, so cute! I love the drawing. Marcy is a very lucky cat.

    I love getting to see the different cat events you go to. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 9, 2015 at 12:42 am

      Thanks, Liana! I just got back from the Hello Kitty exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum here in Los Angeles. It was really a great exhibition. I'll put a post up later this week.

  • Reply Anonymous February 8, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    That's awesome! I just love his Marcy drawing!

  • Reply Anonymous February 9, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Marcy, which of your many talents will you present to Star Makers? Singing, dancing, sleeping, complaining?

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 9, 2015 at 3:17 am

      possibly chasing my tail. because i can catch it and have video to prove it.
      meow, marcy

    • Reply Vik February 9, 2015 at 4:47 am

      We all wanna see the vid !!!!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 9, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      LOL! It is so amateur but I will try to spiffy it up and post it!

  • Reply GnomeLover February 9, 2015 at 5:07 am

    I love that art work! Very cool! I have never noticed Marcy's backside before. Her coloring is gorgeous! She is such a pretty cat. I think she would definitely be a star!


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 9, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      thank you, jenni. you are my number 1 fan. purr purr purr
      meow, marcy

  • Reply Gwen February 10, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Bahaha! For some reason, Marcy's saying she was going to the litterbox totally cracked me up – you're a sneaky lady, Marcy! 😉

    You guys really did have a twinsie thing going there, by the way – would you say there's a bit of a Cat Person Uniform at events like this? I mean that in an 100% non-snarky way, btw! Like the way you have a Comics Creator Uniform thing happening at UK comic cons… 😉

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 11, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Good question. These cat festivals are so new. The LA Feline Film Festival was only the second one in existence. But, no – there was no uniform. Everyone was dressed differently in whatever cute cat thing they had. Lots of cat ears, cute cat dresses, all kinds of tshirts, lots of shorts and skirts, and pink and leopard… it was really all over the place. I am going to do cat fashion again at CatCon LA this June. We'll see how this one looks. I can't wait.

  • Reply withwonderandwhimsy February 12, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Fun! I love the artists you share on here. They always share a sense of whimsy and playfulness. How awesome that Steve has made a successful career out of such a fun and lighthearted hobby.

    <3 Liz

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch February 13, 2015 at 2:27 am

      Thank you, Liz! Whimsy and playfulness are my favorites!

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