Thursday, January 7, 2010

Interview with Midnight, proud owner of children's illustrator Kevin Scott Collier

My guest today is a black cat named Midnight. He shares his home with children's book illustrator Kevin Scott Collier & family. Kevin has illustrated over 100 books--yeah, that's right! 100! He also has a fantastic blog where he teaches kids how to draw. Check it out HERE.

Welcome to my blog, Midnight! Tell us, how did you come to live in Kevin's household?

The Collier family adopted me just before Christmas last year. I can from a place called The Noah Project that finds homes for kitty like me.

How is it like to work with a MEGA workoholic illustrator like Kevin?

I watch him draw, and usually fall asleep. So, I don't know how much he actually does!

Does he have any time left for you?

He plays with me. I like playing with his pens and pencils, too. He doesn't like me sitting on his drawings.

I see you always get in the way when Kevin is working...

He says I get in the way, I'm actually helping him, making sure his art is up to par.

Is that one of your tactics to drive him crazy?

Actually, he's the one who drives me crazy. You're only getting HIS side to the story!

How many books has Kevin illustrated?

He says over 100, but I'm not allowed on the bookshelf to check the actual number. I get sprayed with a water bottle when I claw at the books.

He has a cool blog where he teaches kids how to draw, doesn't he?

I don't know. He says I'm too young to get on the internet. But, I have seem him shoot videos of how to draw stuff. I'm going to try to get on camera!

So, like, how many hours a day does Kevin work? 24?

Midnight: That's about how many hours I sleep. 24!

Is that why he named you Midnight, so you can keep him company in the middle of the night?

I had my name before I moved in with them. But, I do keep him company late at night, even if I am taking a cat nap.

What else you'd like to say about Kevin?

He needs to get me more treats and cat toys. I like being spoiled!

Thanks, Midnight!


  1. Hello Midnight,
    We'll do our best to encourage him to buy more toys.
    Happy New Year,
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Children's Author

  2. Midnight
    After all the work you do to help him Kevin should give you anything you want. Artists are so dense. We get sprayed with the water bottle for little things like walking on countertops and tables. Can you imagine? Keep pushing for more treats, you deserve it.

    Butterkins and Amber (Soffe household)

  3. Hmmm, I'm not much of a cat person Midnight, but after your interview, I'm thinking I could change my mind. Sprayed with a water bottle indeed. Too funny.

  4. I just love kitty interviews! Maybe one day you can interview my Tommy!!!

  5. Suds says "Maybe you should ask a dog to teach you how to get Kevin's attention. We've got lots of tricks you haven't tried."

  6. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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  8. Fun interview! Midnight, your friend Kevin is very talented, and it sounds like you are a good companion for him (most of the time)!

  9. Midnight,

    I feel your pain. I'm a handsome black cat just like you. My mom and dad started squirting me with a water bottle after they got the new cat, Grace. They get mad at me when I chase her. Something about she's soooo tiny and I'm soooo big.

    Here's one thing you can do to bug your dad--and get him back for squirting you. Slide in the kitchen chair right behind him so he has to sit on the edge.


  10. Thanks for sharing Kevin with us Midnight!

  11. Hey Midnight, I'm so glad that you are there to keep Kevin on his toes and his work up to par. I wear a poncho when my owner tries to squirt me, and just keep doing what I'm doing :o) Great interview Midnight!