About

>Shadman is an expression used within various online communities to express a distaste for work created by the artist Shadman. The phrase is often paired with images of characters walking out of doors, mainly Winslow T. Oddfellow from the 1999 cartoon series CatDog.

Origin

While the expression is rumored to have originated on 4chan in early 2015, the earliest archived reference can be found on 4chan’s video game board /v/ in a post submitted on October 25th, 2015.[1] In the post, an anonymous user replies to a Shadman comic with the greentext response (shown below).

first documented use of the expression GREAT THAN Shadman on 4chan

Shadman

Shaddai Prejean, better known as Shadman, is a webcomic artist known for his site Shadbase, where he uploads fan art featuring rule 34 despiction of fictional and real characters. Online, Shadman’s art has gained many detractors due several reasons, mainly the fetishes often featured in the pieces (such as lolisfutanari, tattoos or piercings) and his artstyle and coloring, which have made him a polarizing figure in some communities.

Winslow Walking the Door

The image originates from CatDog‘s episode Fishing for Trouble, premiered in Febuary 15th, 1999.[2] In the episode, Winslow T. Oddfellow walks out of the door to his room to see Cat going into Dog’s mouth (looking for Dog’s fish Veronica), while immediatly turning back around and slaming the door (shown below). Online, the picture has been used to express disgust or disagreement.