Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Scraggly the Stowaway Cat"

Years ago, I was called upon to create the
ink drawings of Scraggly for the books:
"Scraggly the Stowaway Cat" and
"Scraggly's New Home".

About the Author:
Tom Bradbury has always been interested in Maine
history. Active in local historical societies, he has written
and edited many articles about Maine events and people.
...his historical research uncovered the true story of a
stowaway cat from Boston that found its new home in
Cape Porpoise, Maine, many years ago.
This delightful book is based on that actual true life story.

The cover oil painting and the oil paintings
in the book were created by Ron Goyette.
I created the drawings of Scraggly and you
can see him on this cover and all of the pen
and ink drawings within the book.

I used my brother as the model for Captain Nunan.
The faces of my husband and other relatives were
used for the crew!
It was a project dear to my heart for I love cats, the
sea and Cape Porpoise.

To see more about Scraggly visit my other blog:
shells and roses (

It's in the April 15, 2009 post!


quiltcat said...

Looks like a wonderful story, especially with lovely illustrations by you!

Roses and Lilacs said...

That is just so exciting to illustrate books. If I was you, I'd have them displayed all over my blog.

Nan and =^..^= said...

Thanks Marnie and quiltcat!
I was working on this post and left it unfinished and didn't realize I posted it unfinished so I just added a little more and will add more later on also! Thanks again for the support of my work!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Nan, did you get the you tube video figured out. It took me quite a while but I knew there had to be a way. You have to copy the 'embedded link' from the you tube site. Then go to the 'Edit HTML' tab on your new post. Just paste the copied link on the 'Edit HTML' page. Then go back to the 'Compose' tab, save and publish. Hope that helps, let me know.

Judy Hartman said...

Oh, Nan, this is fantastic!!!
I checked your other blog, too, and love your pen and ink drawings!
I'd love to see a book written by you about your cats, the chipmunk and critters in your yard. It would be a treasure!!

Hilary said...

This is wonderful! I love the little book :) What a great kitty adventure! My pop was a sea captain, I wonder if he had any sea kitties climb on board with him...hehe
Great Blog!

Nan and =^..^= said...

Judy Hartman,
Thanks so much for the encouraging words! That means so much to me!
I'd love to make little books of what I find to be the treasures in life.
I have the preliminaries for 3 or 4's the publishing part that is holding me back but there are ways nowadays to self publish to look into.

Nan and =^..^= said...

Hi Hilary,
thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! I visited your blog and will be back soon. I see you love cats, too!