In order to give my portfolio more of a turn towards children’s book illustration, I set out to create a selection of spot illustrations in 2013. The most successful were three drawings of a little Mouse character who following a suggestions from followers my Facebook page was named Montague Mouse.
I really like the character and I hope to be able to write a story around him once my schedule clears up a little.
I imagine Montague Mouse is a skittish little fellow with a deep love of acorns, perhaps he was raised by a lone Squirrel, but now someone is trying to steal his acorns and so he must set out of a grand adventure to save them.
I have recently colored in one of the illustrations to use for promotion mailers for children’s book publishers. I will write a more in detail blog post about how to put together a solid promotion mailer when I receive my newly ordered postcards.
If you enjoy Montague Mouse, I do have limited edition, signed prints of the black and white version of Montague Mouse and the great Acorn Escape available in my Etsy store for $10 a piece. I also have the original drawings up for sale.
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this little look at Montague Mouse in colors.