The Cat Wants Kittens, written by P Crumble

The third instalment in this series with the wonderfully precocious feline fiend is The Cat Wants Kittens. What a surprise! Kevin is back with more grumbling ferocity than ever. He’s super unimpressed with the couple of balls of adorable fluff that invade his space, but we expected that, right?
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From ‘The Cat Wants Kittens’ by P Crumble and Lucinda Gifford. Text copyright © P Crumble 2018. Illustrations copyright © Lucinda Gifford 2018. First published by Scholastic Australia 2018.

Kevin’s back! It was loads of fun illustrating this one; the dog came back and then there were two cheeky kittens to draw. I decided on a marmalade kitten, and an extra-naughty black-and-white one (all black-and-white kittens I’ve ever met have been naughty).

Of course, Kevin’s feelings are never consistent. This entitled kitty is bored (and destructive), but that doesn’t mean he wants to share his home with some kittens. Maybe they wouldn’t be too bad though… if he can just boss them around a bit…

I love storyboarding Kevin! Here’s a snippet of the first storyboard:

And development of storyboard images & roughs (you can see I’ve changed the eye colours of the kittens):

Poor Kevin:

From ‘The Cat Wants Kittens’ by P Crumble and Lucinda Gifford. Text copyright © P Crumble 2018. Illustrations copyright © Lucinda Gifford 2018. First published by Scholastic Australia 2018.