Simon's Cat is an flash animated series by the British animator Simon Tofield featuring a hungry house cat who uses increasingly heavy-handed tactics to get its owner to feed it.
On January 2009, it was announced that Simon's Cat would be published in book format. Canongate released the title on 1 October 2009 in the United Kingdom. It was later released in many other countries and additional titles in the series were subsequently published. There used a Simon's Cat newspaper comic strip that ran in the Daily Mirror from 2011 to 2013. The series is animated with the Adobe Flash software. The pictures are hand-drawn electronically, using an A4-size Wacom Intuos 3 graphics tablet.
According to Tofield, he said that his four cats, called Teddy, Hugh, Jess and Maisie, provide inspiration for the series, with Hugh being the primary inspiration.
1 million: August 12, 2012
2 million: July 25, 2013
3 million: June 8, 2014
4 million: August 28, 2016