OffCutts: 20 Drawings/Cartoons/Caricatures of Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts fans imageThe other night I caught a Twitter conversation between @Tony_DWM and @MaxMinzer where (for some reason) they were talking about what showed up when you conducted Google Image Searches for their own/each other’s names (e.g. “tony dimmock seo“). I checked out a few of the searches myself and somehow ended up doing the same for other bigwigs in our industry, including @randfish and @mattcutts. Don’t ask me why – I don’t even know. Boredom? Yeah, let’s go with that.

…But it was at that point that I realised… boy, there’s a lot of doodles, sketches, etc. starring Matt Cutts. I found around 20 after a quick 5-minute search and so I thought it’d be an idea felt it was my duty to share these tributes to the individual who’s “about the closest thing to a ‘rock star’ in the SEO world” (not my words; source).

So, without further ado…

Classic Cutts

These first few put our pal Matt in a… let’s say… more flattering and normal light…

1) First off, a normal-ish caricature:

Matt Cutts caricature image[Source]

2) And another, this time with his buddy Rand:

Matt Cutts caricature (with Rand) image[Source]

3) Getting a taste of his own medicine…

Matt Cutts Kicked Off Google image[Source: page; image]

4) Pushing over a penguin (a phrase that two years ago would’ve ended “as you do…” but makes perfect sense now):

Matt Cutts, Penguin Pusher image[Source]

5) Eating spam:

Matt Cutts eating spam image[Sources: image; creator]

6) Gambling! (Something to do with vBSEO apparently):

Matt Cutts gambling image[Source]

(Oh yeah, that’s Larry and Sergey in the background, too busy bickering away to notice that the dude in white’s cheating – holding an impossible hand of four black aces…)

Career Cutts

We all know and love* Matt Cutts as Google’s Head of Webspam. But what if he never joined Google? What career would he have gone on to do instead? Struggling to think? Well struggle no more, my friends!

(* Debatable, depending on what colour hat you wear and how you felt about this week’s news…)

7) Matt Cutts, JCB driver:

Matt Cutts, Steamroller Driver image[Source]

8) Dr. Cutts in surgery:

Dr. Cutts image[Source]

9) Darth Cutts, Sith Spam Lord:

Darth Cutts image[Source]

Cool Cutts

Matt Cutts as an animal/object/character/hybrid freak-show? Yes please!

10 & 11) Lego Cutts:

Matt Cutts Drawing.

Matt Cutts Drawing.[Source for both]

12) Movie Snack Cutts:

Matt Cutts movie snacks image[Source]

13) Collectable Cutts Card:

Collectable Cutts Card image[Source]

(As a complete aside, I wonder what #SEBALD‘s stats would be?)

14) Meme Cutts:

Meme Cutts image[Source]

(All your data are belong to us…?)

15) PoKúttsmon:

Gotta Catch 'em All[Source]

(Featuring a fair few other industry folk!)

16) Catt Cutts:

Catt Cutts image[Source]

(I think this might be the ‘true’ source, where Catt Cutts is a… web hosting salesman. Hmm!)

17) Matt-guin Pen-Cutts?

Matt Cutts as a penguin image[Sources: image; creator]

(Quite scary actually…)

Speaking of scary…!

Creepy/Crazy Cutts

And the less said about these next few, the better…

18) Running over Todd Malicoat (StuntDubl):

Matt Cutts GTA image[Source]

(Matt’s clearly been playing too much GTA V since its release… What makes this extra creepy is not only is Matt smiling while running someone over, he’s thinking about nothing while he’s doing it. NOTHING. Purely devoid of emotion. You sick bastard, Matt…)

19) Matt Cutts Doll Maker (meaning he’s nearly naked in his default state):

Matt Cutt nearly naked image[Source]

Err… Ok, that’s a bit weird. Surely there’s nothing creepier than that?

Oh, wait.

20) Dominatrix Cutts:

Matt Cutts dominatrix image (a sentence I never thought I would ever type...)[Source]

(And yet this could’ve actually gone in the Career Cutts category…)

…And with that, we draw to a close – a fitting place to stop, actually. Happy nightmares, everyone!

Found any others? Share them in the comments below! :-)

[Matt Cutts fans (a.k.a. intro pic) image credit: Chris Pirillo; Disclaimer: I usually use CC images on this blog (and a fair few of the images above were listed as CC at the source), but if you’re the owner of one of the above works of art and would like it removed them let me know (I have linked to the source in each instance though)!]

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7 comments


  1. AMAZING. I love that last one.

    Not sure if this one counts but… his head photoshopped onto a penguin…

    http://www.iloveseo.net/astonishing-the-definitive-101-tips-for-inbound-marketing-success-is-here/

  2. Emory Rowland

    Nice collection, Steve! Thanks for listing the Clickfire toons. I suspect that a lot of these were created by SEO people trying not to go mad after Panda and Penguin.

    • Steve

      No problem, Emory – I take it you’re from Clickfire then? Did you draw the toons as well?

      Haha yeah… Seems like a bit of an outlet for some folk! :-)

      • Emory Rowland

        Yes, that’s right. I came up with the ideas and Dave Cantu brought them to life. I have attempted to draw a few but they are pretty sad compared to his. Lots of fun doing them, that’s for sure!

  3. Imane

    Some of them are so funny

  4. Spook SEO

    Matt Cutts is one of my favorite personalities and I love to see his videos as well as reading his posts, comments, tweets, blogs and I always enjoy watching or hearing about him.

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