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From Encyclopedia Dramatica
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—His introduction on SheezyArt.
Andrew Dobson, known by his pen names, Tom Preston and CattyN/Catty Nebulart, is a starving artist and wigger known for ranting about his convention failures, elitism, and his life as a victim. His most notable work is his webcomic So... You’re a Cartoonist, which generally depicts his life story growing up as a super-talented artist only to beg for money at conventions. Like how Fred Gallagher attempted to erase his poorly drawn lolicon, Tom Preston tried to hide his shameful past as a typical paraphile. In fact, he even posed as an innocent young girl who just so happened to love drawing anime girls being pumped with air. Unfortunately for Tom, he forgot that denying the existence of his actions only results in the Streisand effect. Similarly to JonTron, Preston draws himself as slim with a full head of hair when in reality he is a repugnant, obese cueball.
Because of this, Tom Preston tries to put the blame on something else rather than taking responsibility and admitting his wrongs because, God knows, Preston is just an innocent fatty! As a matter of fact, Tom Preston has blamed anime, critics, and digital tools for his poor art skills, when in reality he has just gotten lazier. But don’t go giving tips on how to improve, his comics are perfect the way they are!
—CattyN/Tom Preston/Andrew Dobson, his first introduction.
One day, our dear Andrew thought it would be a good idea to pose as a girl named Catty Nebulart (CattyN) to escape his reality as a fat, socially-maladjusted man and post inflation drawings. He had this whole idea of a girl liking inflation is nowhere near perverted compared to a man liking it. During his days as the typical inflation fetishist, Tom Preston was another Azumanga Daioh fanboy and depicted girls he disliked being inflated. He had this stance where a few characters were sacred and do not deserve to be involved with such perversion.
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However, as time passed by, Andrew got paranoid and believed that this shit would cost him his job, despite the fact that Western liberal laws prevent discrimination against perverts unless he also happens to be a negroid. He then contacted Mistystuffer, a pedophile who owns an inflation site full of shit drawings of loli characters as blobs, to remove his artwork as an attempt to make his artwork impossible to find. What he didn’t count on was that Mistystuffer is a lazy coder and left the html up as though he thinks CattyN will return.
One day, a concerned fan figured that Catty should return to the inflation art community; fetishes are a "lifestyle" and not utter perversion. What the fan didn’t know was that CattyN was ashamed of his past and avoided the "community" like a plague.
—CattyN/Tom Preston, flipping the fuck out.
When Catty found out, he decided it was time to stop dicking around, accept full-life consequences, and finally leave the Internet forever, but unfortunately he decided it would be a good idea to make sure he had the chance to tell the fucktard off before signing off for good, which resulted in massive lulz as CattyN was reduced to a screeching wreck and ended up saying exactly what he thinks of the "community".
As of now, his legions of fans are mourning the loss, despite their hero telling them that they're a bunch of sick fucks and then making sure everyone knows that the fucktard who ruined their faptime was him. This inevitably came back to haunt him as his popularity grew. As he drew more comics, which were just rants, he gained a number of haters who decided to dig up info on him. When they stumbled upon his old artwork, they began posting it everywhere on deviantART and 4chan. On June 20, 2011, Tom Preston decided to admit everything to his fan base. Moreover, he decided to depict himself as a victim of internet trolling to get his fan base to pity him and fight against his evil haters.
—Tom Preston, 30 June 2010 journal
On September 26th, 2011, Tom Preston finally came out of the closet and make a comeback to the inflation community as CattyNReturns. Happy as a school girl, prancing and screaming "I'm back! It feels great! No more hiding from the truth!". It could be the fake Tom Preston but whatever. Everybody knows he pretends to be a girl name Catty Nebulart that "LOVES INFLATION!". On the bottom line I give it a day or two for Tom Preston to be butthurt and send his brainwashed fans to delete the account and gallery.
Three days later (September 29th, 2011) Tom Preston is butthurt to the next level after seeing the return of CattyN so he and his stupid young "fans" reported CattyNReturns and is now banned. However, some of his new sketches are saved for Encyclopedia Dramatica for great lulz and to show solid proof that Tom Preson is a butthurt inflation artist in denial. Interestingly enough, an old post of his as CattyN implies that he still does inflation art, but secretly... Preston you're a such sneaky bastard aren't you.
Preston’s rise to fame was his comic So… You’re A Cartoonist? a comic centered on Tom Preston’s life growing up as a potential artist to a starving beggar. Of course, that being said, the comic isn’t really about being a cartoonist; it’s just about how Tom Preston deals with being poor as he was stupid enough to believe that drawing alone could get him a good future. Being in a comic all about himself, Tom depicts himself as a lovable young man who is constantly being played as the victim that just can’t get things his way. Beyond that, Tom’s caricature is often pissed at how nobody approaches him or buys his books.
To put it sweet and short: it’s just one big rant. In fact, a few of his comics have nothing to do with being a cartoonist; they’re flashbacks on Tom’s life. In other cases, it’s his controversial opinions on what art is. He tells people to avoid drawing anime-style so that they would “avoid” his mistakes in the past as he has been noted to blame his inflation art for making his art worse. At the same time, he also expresses his difficulties with digital art claiming that artists are better off doing things traditionally. What does this all mean? “Avoid art styles, don’t cope with new tools” is his general message.
With his comic being completely based on his life, he personifies his problems as caricatures. Persistent Pam, for example, is someone who points out his flaws. She essentially serves to symbolize people who point out his inconsistencies. What most of his fans do not realize is that Curmudgeonly Carl, his latest character, is a caricature of his critics. Unsurprisingly, Tom Preston depicted Carl as an elitist angry old man that thinks everyone around him is talentless just like his critics. This changed when Carl gained a fanbase and Tom decided to completely rewrite his character and label it as character development.
Criticism and Response
—The Webcomic Overlook, gave him a one out of five rating
Fortunately, outside of his fan base, people have noticed that his comics are nothing special; they see through his bullshit. Because they don’t find his jokes to be funny they can see the following in his comics:
- Poor inking
- Lazy coloring
- Bland style
- Recycled formula
- Ego, elitism, controversial opinions
As a result, people began critiquing his comics. Surprisingly, Tom Preston is like every other tartlet; he can’t stand critique. Anybody who gives him general tips on how to fix certain errors will get a response from him saying that it’s “his” style or that he draws traditionally. Translation: I can’t improve! However, if a person was to talk about his opinion he would simply give them a smug reply or block them.
Ultimately, due to Tom’s response to his critics, trolls from /co/ and /a/ decided to troll him and his fans by creating multiple sock puppets that contains edits of Tom’s comics. It is of no surprise that these edits end up with Tom’s infamous Azumanga Daioh inflation art. Tom responds to this with even more smugness thus continuing this cycle. Occasionally, he will portray his critics’ opinions through his comics and, yet again, portray himself as the innocent victim.
Tom’s reaction towards criticism, itself, is oddly perplexing. He has made it clear that he has graduated from an art college; drawings from when he was a student actually show effort almost as if he pushed himself to his limits in order to graduate. That being stated, art students should generally expect critiques from anybody and would know that they ultimately serve for their improvement. Tom doesn’t hold that stance at all. In fact, he has commented on a certain drawing that concerns critique. The philosophy of this drawing is “only accept critique from people better than you at art”. To no surprise, Tom agreed with its message thus admitting that he thinks of himself above his critics.
However, he only held this opinion since 2008. Tom has been an avid blogger on SheezyArt and has cataloged IRL tantrums and bitchings. Since this was at a time when Preston was another nobody, he has made no effort to hide his true asshole tendencies.
Despite Tom claiming he was merely doing it to critique artwork, the quote above is actually more relevant to him just being an asshole. This is proven in a journal he posted a month later in which he states his hatred towards criticism.
An Average Dobson Reaction to Critique
Luckily, screenshots of these critiques were made before deletion. Notice the way he immediately discards advice simply because of the DeviantArt page of the person giving it, before the commenter reveals that he's actually a more successful webcomic creator who is smart enough to see that DeviantArt is in fact complete shit.
Dobbie at the London MCM (AKA "The water incident")
In May of 2012, Tommy boy joined the rest of the faggots of Fresh Epics, and went off to the comic convention in London. Little did he know that someone had a surprise for him. On the twenty sixth, as he was sitting around drawing horrible requests so he can afford to buy himself a hamburger later. Some faggot named "hanksbeaniehat" walked up to him wearing a mask and
doused him with water no... threw a water balloon at him no... water bottle? nope, not that either. He did a dance, squirted water in his face like a little pussy while wearing a mask, left him a note and ran away. Still, the event was rather lulzy and was caught on tape.
But "Hank" did not know that he would have to face Full life consequences and he was soon being called a faggot by people who were unimpressed by his antics. Causing him to leave his final post on tumblr (including his letter to TP) and shut down his blog.
The "Final" RageQuit (Nevar fogret 10/24/12)
Finally, after a week of having insane meltdowns on his tumblr and simply responding to people with "fuck you", Dobson admitted that his is not a professional, told people to stop having expectations of him and announced that he is quitting webcomics forever. Some of his fans tried to white knight him, but most people just lol'd at the 30+ year old man who let's himself be run off the internet and quit his chosen profession due to people calling him a faggot.
Selling Copyrighted Material & Fan Art
|Dobby crossed the line with this one|
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After the RageQuit
Eventhough Dobbo said himself he would stop making SYAC, not even shortly after his "final" ragequit, he rebooted the comic series again. First he drew himself much younger, more like a animu figure, with a LOT more hair. Noticed yet, that whenever Dobson draws himself with more hair, he is in a borderline breakdown state?
Aside from this, his contract with BrentalFloss ended shortly after, making him completely unemployed. Rumors have it, that BrentalFloss had enough of Dobson's whining and kicked him off, but tried to do it professionally.
FUN FACT: The one time that Dobbo's lard ass wasn't available, Brent actually drew his first own comic and it was 5 times more entertaining (that doesn't mean it's good) than anything Lord Prestone ever shat out.
The Adventures of Dobbo the Bear
Dobson wouldn't be Dobson if he just resurrected his egoistical POV comic series. He actually transformed himself into a furry! Dobbo now appears as a blue gummy bear ripoff.
On top of that he now takes a defensive stance for FEMINISM. Yes, you read that right. This fat fuck, that was probably mocked a million times by girls in school and used to draw giant amounts of inflation porn, is now a defender of tyrannical women rights extremists. He's so fucking beyond BETA, he's most probably trying to get laid by something that's not a walrus for once.
He really doesn't know when to stop, does he?
Dobson's terrible bear comics also spawned a hilarious amount of shooped parodies.
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The Giraffe Incident and the Great Doodle Wars
At the end of November 2013, a lonely artistic soul on Encyclopedia Dramatica discovered a Java tool called Goggles, which allows you to scribble on all non-SSL secured websites. The drawings and notes can only be seen when one activates the tool itself, so it is actually invisible to non-users.
For the first few days, ED users doodled on Dobson's DeviantArt page, creating hate speech, cool drawings, commentaries and one-sided lulz. This all changed though, when Lord Prestone looked beyond his valley into the mighty EDF forums and saw those drawings in the Tom Preston thread. Immediately he grabbed himself a copy of the program and started BALEETING everything systematically. Yes, he went through all his comics, ALL his comics and subpages and erased every single drawing. During this art holocaust, he killed a giraffe drawing that everyone at EDF cherished for some odd reason; this caused the beginning of one of the greatest shitstorms Dobson has ever started.
EDF reacted with a sudden counter-offensive and drew much more hateful stuff, calling Dobson a "Giraffe murderer" and "Art killer". One should know that every single drawing on his pages looked more inspiring than anything Dobson ever made in Photoshop. This went on and on until Dobbles actually went on the front page and wrote in autistic looking letters: "LEAVE ME ALONE!". He actually spent the entire night (over 10 hours) erasing invisible drawings on his page. Soon his first white knights came in and started erasing mercilessly; most of them were Bronies. It was at this point that nobody could guess anymore if Dobson was actively partaking in this genocide. But that didn't matter later on. Why? Because Dobson actually told his white knights on DA to destroy the drawings every week, completely contradicting his previous statement that he "doesn't care".
The continued destruction of art made Ediots rage so hard, that they actually called in the cavalry for reinforcements. People from /co/ didn't seem to be interested at first, but the more giraffes and drawings were killed, they started to grow a heart and actively intervented. 4chan also seemed to have adopted the Giraffe for a short amount of time. It was the first ever joint-strike force of ED users and 4channers in a long time; unfortunately nobody on /co/ ever knew who actually alerted them. The users of /co/ also hailed Goggles as the greatest webpage drawing tool ever invented. From this point on Dobson's DeviantArt page is a constant warzone between drawfags and white knights.
Besides the Giraffes, an ongoing theme was the fact that instead of drawing commissions, which had to be finished for months, Dobson drew godawful renditions of "The Hobbit" and "The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim". He kept on playing Skyrim and drawing repulsive shit about it, which was so bad that even his 2011 stuff looked better. He was constantly called out about it on Goggles and unless he ever finishes those commissions, those beta-faggots paid 30 bucks for, he shall never find peace. Well actually it doesn't matter, just look at this article. Dobson is one of the greatest lolcows that ED has ever had, he will always deserve to suffer.
(Even more fucked-up bizarre: right around this time, the Great Quitter managed to talk himself into becoming a moderator on DeviantArt. And it was done very quietly.)
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The Commission Affair
One of the main complaints about Preston is that if he spent a quarter of the time he spends writing journals, arguing with people in the comment section of said journals and playing MineCraft and Skyrim as he does drawing, he might have actually gotten good at it, or at least had time to finish his multiple commissions. When confronted with there allegations Preston responded with the oh-so-mature "You're not the boss of me" because his critics don't pay him money.
To remedy this a number of people on EDF2's Preston thread pooled their money together (no one was willing to spend more money on Preston than the equivalent of a happy meal) and anonymously order a commission from him to review his work etiquette.
The test followed very strict and fair rules. They would pay him, not set a deadline (because he refuses to work with one) and see how long it take him to complete the work, how well he communicates with his clients and how he responds to requests to fix mistakes. After which they would post their correspondence with him online.
That is how long it takes a "professional artist" like Dobson to produce a single drawing. Not only did it take him that long but he also didn't actually draw what he was asked for (the request was "Samus V Ridley", but they aren't fighting, they're posing), forgot to contact the customer for weeks (or months) at a time, ignored requests to revise by pretending he didn't notice them and created half of the picture by tracing something he had found online. The worst part of this was that not only was he capable of finishing the commission in a week (having previously worked on a weekly webcomic), but that he once drew a better version of the same thing when he wasn't being paid for it. Meaning that he can't be asked to put in even the most minimal amount of effort into satisfying people who pay him money.
After finding out what had occurred, Preston posted a journal about how he had been "Duped". Because, apparently, paying him money to do his job is a scam. In the journal he points out that he only does the revisions that he think fit his "style", even though people are paying him to draw what they want him to draw. He also said that, had he known it was all "a set up" he would have put in more effort, meaning he doesn't give a fuck about his regular customers.
In the end, the evil cabal of EDF users proved what they sat out to prove and chose not to demand a refund since they all knew they were paying for shit from the start so they can't complain. Either way, this will probably reduce the amount of commissions Tom gets orders for so maybe next time he will be able to finish them in only three months and eight days.
02/12/2014 HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM ED!
Back in August when Zoe Quinn went to order some burgers and fries at Kotaku, Dobson being the fat lovable ultra hyper feminist he is, immediately transformed into White Knight mode to try to get some of that pussy as well. Since his Get Laid plan failed, he shifted the blame on the GamerGaters, claiming that they're just all sexist man children. To commemorate the movement of GamerGate, he drew a lovely edition of SYAC with a parody of Vivian James.
The comic caused a lot of butthurt and shortly after Tom had to make a few revisions to the final product. After posting it on Twitter, somehow people were able to convince him that he was wrong for once, and he shortly joined the GamerGate movement. 3 days later, he threw everyone under the bus just like he did back when he was CattyN and changed his mind yet again. After stabbing everyone from GamerGate in the back like the fat untalented traitor he is, he went for round 2 by drawing TWO MORE SHITTY COMIC of Vivian James involving Luigi and Superman(????). In response, everyone in gamergate drew parodies of his parody and got him proper mad.
6/30/2015 - Dobson himself didn't learn his lesson from his last punishment. He once again continues to talk shit about Vivian James along with the GamerGate community to cash in more jew gold.
|Gallery of GamerGate Fanart||About missing Pics|
Goodbye Forever Comment Section!
After years of abuse, he finally had enough. GamerGate pushed him over the edge and he announced that the comment section is closed FOREVAAAR!!!11!1!!1. Which is an odd choice, considering one of the main topics of GG was censorship. This only goes to show that Dobby is in lockstep with the rest of the SJW faggots. But fear not, you can still make fun of him on twitter.
Dobby gets trolled by Brianna Wu sock
To capitalize on Dobby's recent involvement in GamerGate, some EDiot decided to have a bit of fun.
He created a sock-puppet on twitter, posing as GamerGate hater and psycho tranny Brianna Wu by changing "spacekatgal" to "spacekatguy", and started tweeting at Dobson for , switching between super friendly and deeply offended to watch him intermittently suck-up and grovel to him for forgiveness. It was a truly pathetic display that lasted for days until Preston finally realized it wasn't really Wu himself.
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The End of TomPreston? - The second (semi-)Ragequit (Neva fahget 06/17/15)
Tommyboy created a Patreon account, and considering how lazy he is, it didn't take long for him to get called out on it. After exactly that happened, Dobbo went into full defense mode. It only needed one call-out and Tom decided to leave deviantArt for good. (Remember, he was a sysop on DA. For the first time in his life, he had the power to ban artists who mocked him. And he tossed it away. Ask Curt Sibling.) Andy destroyed his only fanbase and his only potential market he actually had left. He also destroyed any future chances (if he ever had any at this point) by destroying his last bit of professionalism with a ragequit blog rant.
But that's not all. No ... no no no, this wouldn't be Andrew Dobson if he just left the scenery. He actually revealed that he has "PTSD" from the London watergun incident back on the comic convention. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL. In just one post he also told everyone that his own sweat smells like piss and that his own sweat stinks to him. This happened when the water from the pistol came in contact with his face and mixed with the sweat, which unleashed the godawful stench that Dobbles body oozes from all its pores.
On a different note, a few days later Dobson whined so much on his Twitter that everyone assumed he had a mental breakdown. He then made it look like as if he was about to kill himself. This made a bunch of moralfag trolls actually dig up his dox so they could actually call the cops to investigate for a potential suicide. About a day later he came back and reported that everything was "k" and he just needed some time off Twitter and the internets. You can guess how long that lasted. A lot of his viewers were extremely pissed that he played with their feelings like that and called his actions irredeemable.
Below is just a small sample of Tom's infinite wisdom!
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Important Shit - Worth watching
Also known as anti-videos.
In a nutshell.
Pretty much explains everything about his video game webcomics.
How unfunny is Danny and Spot? Watch and find out.
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Unfunny Patreon Videos
Posted here, not so much because it's actually entertaining, but because these are the video he "rewards" his "loyal" Patreons with. "Rewards"? More like "tortures". Anyways, by posting these videos here, we're saving you $1/month for the "privilege" of seeing them.
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|Hate art||About missing Pics|
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- He has a phobia for Carnevale (italian carnival) masks. For years it's been a tradition on 4chan's /co/ to spam any and all Tom Preston threads with pictures of Carnevale masks. Since he is a shameless narcissist, he would frequently lurk 4chan's /co/, hoping people would stroke his ego, only to be greeted by hordes of Carnevale masks, mocking him in deafening silence.
- Dobbo is a man of legends. His thread, filled with countless information, is the holy grail of ED. Literally over 2,500 pages.
- In a rare act of growing a pair, Dobson went on a suicidal mission to receive advice from 4chan's art board and surprisingly did not get completely butt ravaged. Unfortunately, he learned nothing from the experience and reverted back to his old self.
- Hayakain - The creature that wants to bear Tom's seed.
- Fred Gallagher - Another no-talent wonder
- Tim Buckley - Even after all this, Dobbie is only the second-worst "professional" comic artist of all time.
- Dave Kelly
- Humon - Fat closet fetish-whore.
- ButLova - Exactly the same as Tom Preston. Both suck at drawing, likes inflation, and ignores criticism and negative reviews without any improvement.
- BB / Balloon Boy
- Tom Preston/German - This page only for germans.
- Tom Preston/Hebrew - This article in Hebrew.
His Tumblr account... yes, he has an account in a site where he is universally mockedNOPE! After he rage quit someone took over the name of his old tumblr and is using to make fun of him.
- His Ustream
- Shit he owns
- His new website.
- So Your A Cartoonist? - His main webcomic.
- Alex ze Pirate - Another webcomic in which he flushes quality.
- BrentalFloss - Another fucking webcomic he does while collaborating with even more unfunny faggots. God help us all.
- Patty - Read online.
- Formera - Read online.
- Him on Vloggerhead?
- Now he sells his untalented comic books at Amazon. Feel free to give him low scores and shitty reviews on his comics. Don't forget to add he's a inflation artist.
- Anti-Tom stuff
- Lolcow.wiki article
- SA thread where Goons rip him to shreds
- His thread on EDF2 - It's literally the longest thread on the Encyclopedia Dramatica forums.
- Review on "The Webcomic Overlook".
- Review on "The Bad Webcomic Wiki".
- He is also in their "Hall Of Fail".
- Tumblr posts tagged with "Tom Preston". Mostly sharing the AIDS from his comics
- - A mock blog.
- - A combination that probably wasn't necessary
- - Tom Preston Hate Blog.
- - A reaction blog to being followed by Tom Preston.
- - This is self explanatory.
- - Documenting his failure.
- - There are never enough of these.
- - Who can blame him?
- - It's not an anti Tom blog, but it has a number of articles telling people how not to repeat his failure.
- "So You're A Douchbag" - Yes, he is.
- A compilation of his early journals
- A collection of his old Gaia posts
- archive.org. This is the second circle of Hell. at
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