Saturday, 12 September 2015

The greatest cat that ever lived, pencil & digital, A4

An illustration for my short story in the YA anthology Rich and Rare, about a mother and daughter who move to a run-down apartment building and adopt a local cat (normal sized – the illustration is metaphorical rather than literal). It's about the way that animals can 'rescue' people just by being present.


  1. I live on the top floor of a 300 year old house. There is a jackdaw on the veranda who is my friend.

    1. This sounds like a great little haiku poem of its own.

  2. All my rescues have themselves rescued me :) Beautiful illustration and capture.

  3. cats always help people.... nice work. ew

  4. I really like your illustration. I would like to read that story.

  5. Cheers all. The story is in a YA anthology called rich and rare, see a recent post. It will also run in a German newspaper (the name escapes me) before too long.

  6. I listened to you & Michael Cathcart discussing this drawing on Books & Arts. it was the repeat at 2.00 am. Of course I thought of Punji, of ShortBlack, of Harimou, of those things. It's a beautiful drawing. It makes my heart ache.


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