I drew this cat back around 2002. I was playing around with the idea of a domestic cat subduing a devilish imp that appears in a Manhattan apartment. My development of this story only went as far as a few sketches, some of which inspired scenes in my 2009 comic Flying Solo.
The sidewalk and buildings were drawn for panel 3 on page 25 of my 2009 comic Super Duper Ham: Day One. I had scenes for the comic worked out in a sketchbook and I spent an afternoon running around Williamsburg in Brooklyn to photograph inspiration for background elements in the scenes that span pages 25 – 41.
The images were collaged together and the cat painted in 2011. I added color in 2015.