Tom Cox

Tom Cox was born in Nottinghamshire in 1975. Since quitting his job as rock critic for The Guardian in 2000, he has written several books, including four about his cats – Under The Paw, Talk To The Tail, the top ten Sunday Times bestseller The Good, The Bad And The Furry, and Close Encounters Of The Furred Kind – plus two about his adventures as Britain’s most inept golf professional.

Tom Cox writes pieces for his website www.tom-cox.com about folklore, animals, his family and his life in the Devon countryside, a column about his cats for Your Cat magazine, a diary for Devon Life magazine and many book reviews and other pieces for various other newspapers. His hobbies include walking, reading and listening to old folk songs about witches.

With almost 300k Twitter followers, Tom’s page @MySadCat was a Twitter phenomenon. The star of the page, The Bear (1995-2016) was a melancholy poet, philosopher and musician trapped in a feline body.

Tom lives in Devon with Ralph – @mysmugcat, and Roscoe who featured in a series of #KittenAdvice tweets. He writes about nature, folklore and the countryside and hosts a monthly radio show on the experimental rural radio station Soundart. His debut book of fiction, Help The Witch, a collection of short folk horror stories, was recently published by Unbound.

In the summer of 2014, Tom Cox and Graffeg produced the phenomenally successful @MySadCat 2015 Calendar, selling staggering numbers to lovers of The Bear around the globe. The new collection, released in April 2016, features the return of The Bear along with Ralph in his very own @MySmugCat 2017 calendar.

Tom’s mum, Jo Cox, is a talented artist and has produced a series of linocut prints featuring Tom’s lovely cats. In 2017 Graffeg released a series of posters featuring Jo’s artwork and extracts from Tom’s Wainwright Prize-longlisted book 21st Century Yokel. This artwork will feature in

Calendars

My Smug Cat, @MYSMUGCAT, Tom Cox, Graffeg

@MYSMUGCAT 2018 Calendar

Featuring some of the best posts from the Twitter phenomenon page @MYSMUGCAT.

£6.99

Jo Cox, My Sad Cat, @MYSADCAT, Tom Cox, Graffeg

Jo Cox 2018 Calendar

Featuring 12 of artist Jo Cox’s light-hearted linocut illustrations of her son Tom’s adorable cats, alongside Tom’s whimsical captions.

£6.99

Posters

21st Century Yokel, Tom Cox, Jo Cox, Graffeg, Posters
21st Century Yokel, Tom Cox, Jo Cox, Graffeg, Posters

21st-Century Yokel Posters

Jo Cox’s delightful artwork paired with extracts from 21st Century Yokel, the book by Sunday Times bestselling author and social media sensation Tom Cox, published by Unbound.

5 different designs, including:

  • Flittermouse
  • Secretive Snuffler
  • Captivating Crook
  • Macabre Mannequin
  • Cats of the River

£12.99 each

Jo Cox, Tom Cox, Posters, Graffeg

Jo Cox Posters

A3 posters featuring artist Jo Cox’s light-hearted linocut illustrations of her son Tom’s adorable cats, alongside Tom’s whimsical captions.

  • ‘The Owl and the Sad Pussycat’
  • ‘Sun God Ra(lph)’
  • ‘So Many Books So Little Time’

£12.99 each

Jo Cox, Tom Cox, Posters, Graffeg
  • ‘Smug Cat on a Green Mat’
  • ‘Sad News on the Radio’
  • ‘In Cahoots’

£12.99 each

Jo Cox, Tom Cox, Posters, Graffeg
  • ‘When life gives you lemons but you can’t make lemonade because you’re a cat’
  • ‘Out wearing your best tuxedo’
  • ‘Worrying about the Plight of the Bees’

£12.99 each

Jo Cox, Tom Cox, Posters, Graffeg
  • ‘When nobody comes to your party and you have to play Twister alone’
  • ‘Busking all day and nobody listening’
  • ‘Summer of Love’

£12.99 each

Notebooks

Tom Cox, @MYSADCAT, notebook, graffeg

@MYSADCAT A5 Notebook

Hardback notebook filled with 96 high-quality unlined, plain pages.

£8.99

Videos

Cards

Tom Cox, Jo Cox, postcards, graffeg

@MYSADCAT @MYSMUGCAT Postcard Pack

10 postcards featuring 5 of artist Jo Cox’s light-hearted linocut illustrations of her son Tom’s adorable cats, alongside Tom’s whimsical captions.

£9.99

My Cat Postcard Pack

10 postcards featuring 5 of artist Jo Cox’s light-hearted linocut illustrations of her son Tom’s adorable cats, alongside Tom’s whimsical captions.

£9.99

Tom Cox, Jo Cox, greetings cards, graffeg

@MYSADCAT @MYSMUGCAT Greetings Cards

5 greetings cards featuring artist Jo Cox’s light-hearted linocut illustrations of her son Tom’s adorable cats.

£2.99 each
£9.99 pack of 5

Tom Cox, My Sad Cat, @MYSADCAT, cards, graffeg

@MYSADCAT Postcard Pack

20 postcards featuring 10 of the best posts from the Twitter phenomenon page @MYSADCAT.

£9.99

Tom Cox, My Sad Cat, @MYSADCAT, cards, graffeg

@MYSADCAT Notecard Pack

10 notecards featuring some of the best posts from the Twitter phenomenon page @MYSADCAT.

£1.75 each
£9.99 pack of 10

Tom Cox, My Sad Cat, @MYSADCAT, cards, graffeg, christmas

@MYSADCAT Christmas Notecard Pack

10 festive notecards featuring 10 of the best posts from the Twitter phenomenon page @MYSADCAT.

£1.75 each
£9.99 pack of 10


Tom Cox, My Sad Cat, @MYSADCAT, cards, graffeg, kitten advice

Kitten Advice Notecard Pack

10 notecards featuring tips for keeping your kitten happy and healthy, with photographs of Tom’s cat Roscoe during her kitten days.

£1.75 each
£9.99 pack of 10


Tom Cox, My Sad Cat, @MYSADCAT, cards, graffeg @MYSMUGCAT

@MYSMUGCAT Notecard Pack

10 notecards featuring some of the best posts from the Twitter phenomenon page @MYSMUGCAT.

£1.75 each
£9.99 pack of 10


Bookmarks

Tom Cox, Jo Cox, bookmarks, graffeg

Jo Cox Bookmark Pack 1

5 bookmarks featuring artist Jo Cox’s light-hearted linocut illustrations of her son Tom’s adorable cats, alongside Tom’s whimsical captions.

£4.99

Jo Cox Bookmark Pack 2

5 bookmarks featuring artist Jo Cox’s light-hearted linocut illustrations of her son Tom’s adorable cats, alongside Tom’s whimsical captions.

£4.99