Standing with Ukraine: Zurek the kitten goes viral

Artists the world over have created many artworks supporting the people of Ukraine since the Russian invasion began, and many of them have “gone viral” – including this feline-inspired art by Polish artist Twórczy Byk.

“I didn’t expect that my graphic design of a Ukrainian kitten would fly into the world like this,” says Twórczy, in Polish, on her Facebook page.

“I wish everyone who can bring some joy in these difficult times to just have it, that’s why it’s now available to download in very good quality completely free to use at”

“And I hope Ukraine will do as well as my cat Zurek, who was my inspiration. Glory to Ukraine!”

Zurek the kitten provided the inspiration for Twórczy Byk’s now viral,image, in support of Ukraine

“As some of you know my boy is from Ukraine, his sister stayed there and I can’t focus on drawing at this moment. I hope this nightmare ends soon and we’ll all get back to writing about cats, dogs and other fur babies, fingers crossed.”

Download Twórczy Byk’s art at pet for personal use

The art has only been made available for personal, not commercial use.

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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