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Chinese cartoonists: Drawing fame and fortune (3)

By Deng Zhangyu (China Daily)

08:41, August 01, 2013

(China Daily)

Zhang's cartoon image, a cat with a toilet plunger, was published in a storybook in 2009. The story focuses on the lives of office workers and single men and women.

The original model for the cartoon was a cat owned by Zhang. The cartoonist had named his cat "toilet plunger" in Chinese because the connection of the cat's tail and rump looked like a plunger.

Soon after publishing, Zhang invested all his earnings from the book on T-shirts with the cat on them, but says, "few people bought them".

It was not until 2011 when Zhang turned to the Internet, creating more than 100 different cartoon expressions for the yellow cat that he found fame.

But just as Zhang's cat started to get lots of attention online, the cartoonist decided to devote himself to writing a cartoon book and comic strips for cartoon magazines.

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