Last summer, whilst on holiday on the Isle of Wight, my grandson and I came up with 'Kitty Cards', a funny trading card idea. We came up with about a hundred kitties, and I sketched quite a few, including 'Cthulhu Kitty', seen here.
Recently, my grandson brought the idea of doing Kitty Cards up again. I've laid out most of what I have dubbed the first wave of 14 cards, and five, including Cthulhu Kitty here, are done as finished digital artwork.
The original idea was to make a small amount of the cards myself to give out free at art shows and events to kids. Kids love free stuff and collecting, and it's also a good way of getting my art out there too. I'm looking into getting the cards produced properly and how to get packages made like old-fashioned bubble gum and card packs. It's amazing that in this high technology world we live in, that a little bit of card with some funky art on it can still grab people's attention and imagination. If anyone has contacts in the trading card business... please let me know!
I am genuinely having a blast putting these cards together. If you see me at shows and events, please ask me if I have any left, as I think they'll go fast!