A cartoon cat and dog duo have been brought to life in a colourful new children’s book created by a Friockheim student.
Produced for an art and design project Gillan Annandale, who is studying computer arts at D&A College, was inspired by her own pets to create a book around the adventures of Loki, the dog and Floyd, the cat.
She said: “Loki the French Bulldog, and Floyd the Persian Cat are both family pets, who have these amazing, human like personalities. I loved making them into cartoons, and have them show the personality they have naturally. I hope they have even more adventures in the future.”
A former Brechin High School pupil, Gillian is hoping the children’s book can become a published piece of literature.
The book is already available to the general public as an eBook on Amazon for £2, with nine copies sold so far. Gillian hopes that when it is physically published it will sell lots more!
“While the eBook is currently available on Amazon, I haven’t as of yet found anybody to publish the book. I just don’t know enough about publishing to know the best place to go. I’d love to see it in a book store someday, perhaps with a bit of merchandise too.”
The book is all Gillian’s own creation, including the colourful illustrations, and took several months to complete.
She added: “They were hand drawn first, then created and compiled digitally. I counted up about 150 images including backgrounds, characters, and props for the book. It took about four months.”
Gillian is also keen to continue her writing, explaining: “I’ve always been an avid reader and creative writer.
“I am a massive fan of Garfield Strips, and love character creation, so having the chance to make this book has been a fantastic experience which I would like to keep going!”