X

'Stranger Things,' 'Game of Thrones' and other shows...with cats

Why is it that geeks and cats go so well together? We have no idea, but whatever it is, artist Cassie Murphy has tapped into it.

Leslie Gornstein

See full bio
barb-cat-detail.jpg
1 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

'Stranger Things,' 'Game of Thrones' and others get the feline treatment

Seattle-based painter and video-game artist Cassie Murphy loves cats almost as much as she loves sci-fi and fantasy TV and movies.

When she isn't working her magic for game developer Spite House, Murphy creates collages re-imagining the casts of popular TV shows and movies as...you guessed it. Fans of "Stranger Things" will recognize this Murphy creation as the cat version of Barb. Poor, doomed Barb.

winona-detail.jpg
2 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

Winona Ryder's kitten is in the upside-down place

Good thing she's got that axe and, presumably, some string lights nearby.

stranger-things-kids.jpg
3 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

The boy kittens of 'Stranger Things'

"My favorite character is Will Byers in the 'Stranger Things' piece because I tried to go over-the-top cute with him, since he has so much pathos -- enough to be the motivation behind the whole story," Murphy said. "And I've always wanted to do a cat with a bowl cut."

And, yes, there's more...

stranger-things-cats.jpg
4 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

'Mangier Things'

The entire "Stranger Things" cat collage, titled, appropriately enough, "Mangier Things," is available for sale on Murphy's Etsy page.

"I wanted to draw the 'Stranger Things' cats because the show is such a skillfully crafted love letter to everything it references and brings back to life," Murphy said.

Yeah, it's cute. But wait 'til you see the cats of Westeros.

brienne-of-tarth-cat.jpg
5 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

Brienne of Tarth...the cat

Murphy also has a collage just for "Game of Thrones" fans. Following are some of our favorites.

tyrion-cat.jpg
6 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

Tyrion Lannister cat

But wait. It gets better...

hodor-cat.jpg
7 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

Hodor cat

Yes, now we're kinda sad, too. But it continues...

mother-of-dragons-cat.jpg
8 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

Mother of kitte-, er, dragons

And then there's...

jon-snow-cat.jpg
9 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

Jon Snow cat

He's just as emo as his human counterpart.

sansa-cat.jpg
10 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

Sansa cat

Not to be bested by...

the-hound-cat.jpg
11 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

The Hound cat

Confusing? Sure. But we're going with it.

game-of-thrones-cats.jpg
12 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

'Game of Sits'

The full collage is available on Murphy's Etsy page.

mad-max-cats.jpg
13 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

'Mad Max: Furry Road'

Gotta love the cat Doof Warrior there in the upper left corner.

orphan-black-cats.jpg
14 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

'Orphan Cat'

We suspect they're all from the same litter...or are they?

jessica-jones-cats.jpg
15 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

'Jessicat Jones'

Here's a tribute to Netflix's "Jessica Jones."

orange-is-the-new-black-cats.jpg
16 of 16 Courtesy of Cassie Murphy

'Orange Is the New Cat'

Another Netflix hit, cat-erized.

So, what show or movie might get the Murphy cat treatment next?

Maybe Pokemon Go, Murphy says, "and people always ask for 'Doctor Who' cats, but it's possible some new show or movie will capture my interest! I'm really looking forward to the new season of 'Black Mirror.'"

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

84 Photos
The Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

36 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games

More Galleries

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Is a Three-Row Electric Luxobarge

More Galleries

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Is a Three-Row Electric Luxobarge

68 Photos
DIY scratched screen repair: Magic and myths

More Galleries

DIY scratched screen repair: Magic and myths

10 Photos
NASA unveils 30 dazzling new Hubble space images for an epic anniversary

More Galleries

NASA unveils 30 dazzling new Hubble space images for an epic anniversary

30 Photos