TomCatStudios is where East meets West and Geek meets Gift. You probably noticed a common theme throughout my online store. Well, there's a good reason for that...

In a galaxy far, far away...I was just your typical, run-of-the-mill scavenger trying to make a living. One day I came across this trash-can looking thing who calls himself BB8. Why did his parents name him that? I haven't a clue but I imagine he got picked on quite a bit at school, which is sorta how we met. A local bully tried to pick him up and sell him for parts. I wasn't having it, especially not in my back yard. I rescued BB8 from the bully and shortly after, we became fast friends. We shared many adventures together and met some very interesting terrestrial lifeforms...some good, some not so good and some just downright evil! Can you say Kylo Ren??? Man, what an emo! Anyway, I've taken my life experience and made it my mission to bring my story to life in these awesome origami, paper crafted shadowbox art. I hope you like my store and if you do, please buy as many items as you can. BB8 and I are trying to raise as much money as we can, to repair my car, the Millennium Falcon. As soon as we get it repaired, we'll be continuing our top secret mission to find Luke Skywalker. Apparently, he's some kind of a big deal...


My journey began on Etsy around September 2015. I started off by selling foil printed art. 1 month later, I listed and sold my very first Star Wars origami shadowbox art. Working on my Etsy shop was exciting, but at the time I was also working full time as a lead generator for a small firm and I also worked as a home preservation consultant as well. However, after 3 months of running my Etsy shop, I was forced to focus all of my efforts into fulfilling orders. The demand for my Origami Shadowbox took off...into a galaxy far, far away. This forced me to quit my full time job so that I can spend more time growing my online store.

Fast forward to July 2017 - In less than 2 years of running my Etsy store, I have fulfilled over 4500 orders and maintained a ***** out of 5 average rating. I have now opened my stand alone site, www.straycatstudios.com, outside of Etsy and will continue to bring one of a kind pop culture art to everyone, in this galaxy!

Thank you for supporting small businesses!

Tom Lam