Friday, November 2, 2012

Sneak Peeks at New Art from Gosia Mosz

Today's post comes from illustrator Gosia Mosz. She reveals the story behind the characters Cat and Dog, who will appear in an upcoming pair of board books written by Hazel Hutchins. Gosia shares:
When I started my sketches for the book Cat Comes Too, my neighbour's cat could smell a great opportunity. He came to see me and posed for the first sketches! :) Of course, not for free, but for a bowl of sweet cream or other tidbit. Does someone know a disinterested cat? (Send me pictures please!)

The dog character wasn't so easy. There were those who did hang around like extras at a film casting--some very big, some small and shaggy, but none were right for Dog Comes Too. I had to excite my imagination--a little coffee with milk and chocolate cookies helped and here we have our happy puppy bravely running through meadows!

I am convinced that our little heroes Cat and Dog will make kids laugh.
Gosia also sent us some photos of her workspace and sketches from the books. Consider this an early sneak peek! You can click on any of the photos above to go to the photo set on Flickr. This one is my personal favorite... is Cat about to steal a cookie?

For more about Gosia and her work, please visit her website:

1 comment:

ANKO said...

Great story and fantastic illustrations :)
Greetings from London. Anko