The Boyler Kat

The Boyler Kat

Summary: Character sketches for a short story that I’m writing and illustrating based on my experiences at Pratt University. 

While I was in NYC this past November with my Hartford MFA comrades, we got a unique tour of Pratt University. Betsy and Ted Lewin walked us around the campus and showed us the sights.

One area that they showed us was the Pratt steam powered power plant. A touch of honest to goodness Steam-punkery. While we were there I saw a picture on the wall of “The Boyler Kat.” It turns out that there are a number of cats who, not surprisingly, hang out in the warmth of the power plant. On the walls there were notices about the current cats, as well as stories about past cats who’d lived there. I’ve decided to add to this with a story of my own.

The story is not ready just yet, but I am working on the illustrations for it. I am still deciding what form the story will come as. For now I’m working up my main character, The Boyler Kat.

The whole work table, sketches and all.
The whole work table, sketches and all.
A nice inked version of the Boyler Kat that I will use as my model for future drawings.
A nice inked version of the Boyler Kat that I will use as my model for future drawings.
A Boyler Kat sketch page
A Boyler Kat sketch page

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