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Last June, cartoonist Adam "Apelad" Koford took the idea of LOL cats and ran with it.

In short order, he "discovered" a comic strip purportedly drawn by his grandfather, Aloysius "Gorilla" Koford, called the Laugh-Out-Loud cats.  The comic is usually a single panel featuring the antics of two hobo cats, Kitteh and Pip and is drawn in a clean, classic style on old newsprint.

The comics also feature all the memes and recursive internet humor found in the various LOL Cat macros that seem to crop up everywhere.

Since June, Koford has drawn around 750 different Laugh-Out-Loud Cats comics, resulting in a collection called "Meet the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats." 

Koford, who rose to internet fame through his attempts to illustrate each of the names in Jonathan Hodgman's listing of Hobo names in his book "The Areas of My Expertise," has published the collection himself, through Lulu.com.

The comic and the book, not to mention the cartoonist, have been pushed to greater and greater popularity through Koford's Flickr listing and through Boing Boing's adoption of Koford as their artist in residence.

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