My first ever cartoon panel. I know that I have to work on the lettering! Actually when I did the Guardian Cat I never thought that it would become my first illustrated story. I didn’t have the story in mind when I drew the cat – but looking at it made me think of a story. This drawing above is an illustration of the cats’ council. One evening in the month of May they meet in the forest in order to discuss ways of helping their human friends against the robbers. The cats take turns to enter the wooden stump and speak, and obviously this guy here is one of the bolder, more decisive feline species.
I’ve got some ideas about the rest of the panels/drawings/paintings: One panel could show how cats and humans live together – maybe some cats hunting in a barn, killing rats and mice, and one panel could show how the robbers attack the village. This is quite a challenging undertaking because I have to draw and paint in a way that I am not familiar with. I definitely will have to come out of my comfort zone. On the other hand I feel that the connection between writing and drawing is the thing which I want to focus on.