Long before animation became common through the efforts of Disney and other animation creators, artist Louis Wain was busy depicting Victorian life through the cartoon antics of cats. Not surprisingly, Louis Wain painted many of his cat works while battling mental illness.

So the next time your cat starts driving you crazy, you might want to start drawing them like Louis Wain did. At least that way you can channel your mental health issues into art that will entertain people for decades to come.

To read more about Louis Wain and his cat art, click here.

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