The Katbox

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The Katbox
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Author(s) Owner: ID
Founder: SoulKat
Webmaster: Mihari
Status Online
Launch date September 2004
End Date Ongoing
Genre Web hosting
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(General access)

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(Restricted materials)

The Katbox is a website that hosts furry webcomics. The Katbox has both a World of Warcraft guild and a Steam group, both named Bought the Farm. The site's homepage is a portal to the various comics, which presently number 24, not counting "bonus comics," which are set in the worlds of the main comics and tell stories that would otherwise remain unseen in the main narrative.


Early years: 2004 - 2009[edit]

The Katbox was founded by SoulKat, co-author of the site's first comic Las Lindas, which went online in September of 2004. It was joined in May 2005 by Nekonny's Caribbean Blue[3]. A year later, the first page of Avencri's The Eye of Ramalach was posted in January, with regular updates beginning in March[4].

The total number of Katbox comics remained at three for the next several years. A fourth comic, Things Will Be Different, joined in November 2008 but was officially cancelled in January 2009 because the artist had lost interest. In October of that year, Running Wild, created by Jesonite ("Jeso") joined[5], but was canceled in February 2010. Katbox forumites referred to the "curse of the fourth comic."[6]

Rapid influx: 2010 - 2012[edit]

In January 2010, Eye of Ramalach author Avencri began work on a second comic, Tina of the South, which was updated by donation. At the time of launch, it was treated as a "bonus comic" in site formatting, as Las Lindas had a number of bonus comics which were also updated by donation. However, unlike the Las Lindas bonus comics, Tina of the South told an independent story, and future site updates showed it as a top-level comic on the site's portal page.

On April 1, 2010, as part of a tradition of sitewide April Fools Day pranks, the number of Katbox comics abruptly jumped to 14.[7] For the 11 new comics, each had one page posted, usually by different people (two, iMew and 88mm Neko, were drawn by Nekonny, author of Caribbean Blue). Over the course of April 1, most of the new comics were abruptly cancelled, with site staff feigning surprise. Two of the comics actually became established, however: iMew began donation-based updates in May, and Anthronauts began weekly updates in June.

Like Tina of the South, iMew was an independent creation of an existing artist, and was also treated as a bonus comic before receiving its own portal-page icon. When iMew concluded its run in September 2013, it was the first Katbox comic reach an official end.

Following the April 1 prank, the site homepage was restructured to reflect the new comics. With the addition of Anthronauts and iMew, and the recognition of Tina of the South as an independent comic, the site comic count jumped to six.

Changes: 2013 - present[edit]

In early 2013, Nixie began a second comic, Fungus Farm, which ran until June and was interactive. Anthronauts was rebooted at this point as well, and relaunched in July. The original version of the series remains archived as Anthronauts: Alternate Reality.

On February 17, 2014, two more comics joined The Katbox, UberQuest and Our World. Upgrades to the overall website also began.

On September 6, 2014, SoulKat announced on the site forum that Swashbuckled was being dismissed from the site because Mastergodai, the primary artist, was no longer interested in working on the project[8]. On November 9, 2014, Nekonny and Mihari completed Caribbean Blue, which had run for nine years and 326 pages[9]. It was the second Katbox comic to be completed, following iMew.

The site's policy for NSFW content was revised in the fall, separating the site's general PG-13 atmosphere apart from more mature material[10].

Ownership of The Katbox was transferred to ID in 2014.[2]

More comics joined The Katbox in 2015 and 2016, including Peter & Company, Desert Fox, Itsy Bitsy Adventures, False Start and Mousechievous. Nekonny also began two new webcomics during this time, Paprika and Practice Makes Perfect. Nixie started another webcomic as well, called Debunkers.[11]

On June 8, 2017, the webcomic Oasis joined The Katbox.[12]

2016 malware complications and website reconstruction[edit]

In the latter part of 2016, The Katbox experienced a virus which installed mail scripts and sent spam messages across the internet as well as generating numerous error logs which caused significant problems. It was also blocking legitimate e-mails from the website. An investigation found that this was apparently a local issue and it was not affecting computers of any site visitors. After unsuccessful attempts at cleanup and the web server being unable to help, the staff decided to erase the website and rebuild from scratch although many pages were already backed up.[13]

All active webcomics have been re-posted online as of late July 2017.[14] Gradual overhaul of The Katbox still continues.[13]

Katbox After Dark[edit]

On August 5, 2017, ID announced on the site forum that a new adult section of The Katbox called "Katbox After Dark" has been created.[15][14] The main page is currently a placeholder for the time being while infrastructure is still ongoing and primary parts of the section have yet to be designed. The first webcomic to be added to Katbox After Dark, False Start by Bone, took place in early August 2017.[16]

Comics hosted[edit]

Title Run dates Author(s) Updates Hosting Format Notes
Addictive Science April 2009 - present Artist and writer: Cervelet Daily Co-hosted on SmackJeeves Black and white
Anaria August 2014 - present; on The Katbox from August 2016 - December 2016 Artist and writer: Jayelle Anderson Irregularly Co-hosted with Color Dismissed from The Katbox in December 2016.
Anthronauts April 2010 - June 2013; Reboot July 2013 - April 2016 Artist and writer: Nixie Weekly (Fridays) Katbox exclusive Color Originally part of an April Fools prank. The webcomic is currently inactive.
Artificial Incident April 2016 - present Artist and writer: Philip Brown Weekly (Wednesdays) Katbox exclusive B&W/Color
Caribbean Blue May 2005 - November 2014 Artist and writer: Nekonny, writer: Mihari Weekly Katbox exclusive B&W/Color Finished run. Some guest comics in black and white
Chitsu Anddo Asu February 2014 - present Artist and writers: Mastergodai, UStudios, former writer: ID Irregularly Katbox exclusive Color
Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures 1999 - present; on The Katbox since September 2013 Artist and writer: Amber Williams Semiweekly (Mondays and Fridays) Co-hosted with B&W/Color
Debunkers September 2016 - present Artist and writer: Nixie Twice a Month Katbox exclusive Black and white
Desert Fox February 2016 - present Artist and writer: SageStrike2 Weekly Katbox exclusive Color
The Draconia Chronicles 1999 - present; on The Katbox since January 2011 Artist and writer RazorFox. Former staff: Donnie Sturges (writer-in-chief), Jen Starling (Photoshop), and Jason Cumberledge (lettering)[17] Monthly Katbox exclusive B&W/Color Originally hosted independently at
The Eye of Ramalach January 2006 - present Artist and writer: Avencri. Former writers: ID, G3off Bimonthly Katbox exclusive Color
False Start 2012 - present; on The Katbox since March 2016 Artist and writer: Bone Irregularly Katbox exclusive Color Originally published independently. Moved to Katbox After Dark in August 2017.
Fungus Farm February 2013 - June 2013 Artist and writer: Nixie Irregularly Katbox exclusive B&W/Color Cancelled. Story was reader-interactive.
iMew April 2010 - August 2013 Artist: Nekonny, writer: Curran Irregularly Katbox exclusive Black and white Finished run. Updates were by donation.
Itsy Bitsy Adventures December 2012 - present; on The Katbox since January 2016 Artist and writer: SilverBlaze Monthly (2nd Monday) Katbox exclusive Black and white Originally published independently
Knighthood June 2008 - present Artist: Chalo, writer: Curran Irregularly Katbox exclusive Color
Knuckle Up April 2012 - present Writer and illustrator: Mastergodai, soft brushed: UStudios Irregularly Co-hosted with Petite Symphony Color
Las Lindas September 2004 - present Artist: Chalo, writer: SoulKat. Former writer: ID, side comic writer: Curran. Weekly (Wednesdays) Katbox exclusive Color
Mousechievous May 2015 - August 2016 Artist: Skidd, writer: Xivk Irregularly Katbox exclusive Black and white The webcomic is currently inactive.
Oasis February 2016 - present; on The Katbox since June 2017 Artist and writer: Sahtori-Kamaya Monthly Co-hosted with Color
Our World December 2010 - present; on The Katbox since February 2014 Artist: Kuurion, writer: Captain Video Biweekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) Katbox exclusive Black and white Originally published independently
Paprika March 2015 - present Artist and writer: Nekonny Biweekly Co-hosted with Black and white A remake of an earlier comic called Tina OnLine, with a continuity to unfold on either side of Caribbean Blue.
Peter & Company January 2005 - present; on The Katbox since March 2015 Artist and writer: Jon Ponikvar Monthly Co-hosted with B&W/Color
Peter & Whitney May 2016 - present Artist and writers: Jon Ponikvar, Whitney Ponikvar Monthly Co-hosted with Color
Practice Makes Perfect February 2016 - present Artist and writer: Nekonny Biweekly Co-hosted with Color
Project Zero October 2012 - present Writer and illustrator: Mastergodai, soft brushed: UStudios Irregularly Co-hosted with Petite Symphony Color
Rascals September 2009 - present; on The Katbox since August 2012 Writer and illustrator: Mastergodai, soft brushed: UStudios Weekly (Fridays) Co-hosted with Petite Symphony Color
Rascals Goyoku December 2011 - present Writer and illustrator: Mastergodai, soft brushed: UStudios Irregularly Co-hosted with Petite Symphony Color
Running Wild October 2009 - February 2010 Artist and writer: Jeso Weekly (Fridays) Katbox exclusive Color Cancelled
Swashbuckled August 2012 - September 2014; on The Katbox from February 2013 - September 2014 Mastergodai, KingofKOF, RubyLuvCow Irregularly Co-hosted with Comic Fury[18] B&W/Color Originally posted on Fur Affinity starting in May 2012[19]. Dismissed from the Katbox in September 2014.
Things Will Be Different November 2008 - January 2009 Artist: Spazzy Koneko, writer: KingofKOF Weekly (Saturdays) N/A Color Cancelled
Tina of the South January 2010 - present Artist: Avencri, writer: G3off Irregularly Katbox exclusive Black and white Published by donation
Tora Tora Tokyo March 2015 - present Artist: Nekonny, writer: SoulKat Weekly Katbox exclusive Black and white
UberQuest February 2014 - present Artist and writers: Skidd, Phuufy Biweekly Katbox exclusive Color
Yosh! November 2003 - present; on The Katbox since February 2012 Writer and artist: Philip Brown, Co-writer: Alex Peterson Monday, Wednesday, Friday Katbox exclusive B&W/Color Originally published independently


  1. The Katbox Forums - Staff Members, Retrieved Apr. 12, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Katbox Forums - Meet the Staff, Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  3. Dated archive for "Caribbean Blue"
  4. Dated archive for "The Eye of Ramalach"
  5. FA journal post regarding start of comic
  6. Katbox Forum topic regarding the cancellation of Running Wild
  7. April Fools 2010 thread
  8. "Swashbuckled will be removed tomorrow at 12:00PM PST."
  9. Caribbean Blue archive.
  10. "Katbox Revised NSFW Policy"
  11. Debunkers, Retrieved Jun. 25, 2017.
  12. The Katbox - Oasis, Retrieved Jun. 8, 2017.
  13. 13.0 13.1 [1], Retrieved Apr. 13, 2017.
  14. 14.0 14.1 The Katbox Forums - Katbox Updates, Retrieved Aug. 15, 2017.
  15. Katbox After Dark, Retrieved Aug. 15, 2017.
  16. False Start, Retrieved Aug. 15, 2017.
  17. Forum thread: Roles of Sturges and Starling
  18. KingofKOF's Swashbuckled blog
  19. Swashbuckled's FurAffinity page

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