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!