Night Cats, Day 8, #The100DayProject2019

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The movie on TV in the background: 1942’s Cat People, hahahahahaha.

This drawing is vaguely inspired by a long-ago incident in our own house: through the vagaries of whatever TV and cable service we had at the time, if you were recording a program — say, in the middle of the night — the TV would come on by itself in order to record.

One night, when my husband Andy & I were in bed, our Very Good Dog Chance came upstairs and stood by our bed, in that slightly anxious and expectant way that dogs with even a tiny amount of herding lineage will do to inform the Humans that “Something Is Not Quite Right; Not Enough to Bark, You Understand, But Just a Little … Off.”

My husband followed Chance back downstairs and discovered all three of our cats in our dark living room, lined up in front of the TV, evidently watching the episode of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 we were recording. (The cats all turned their heads in unison & gave Andy and Chance a bored look which clearly said “Yes? Can we help you in some way?”)

Andy explained to Chance that everything was okay, that the cats were just watching TV. And then Chance was all right with it. He just wanted to make sure.

Materials: Materials: Canson Mi-Teintes paper (black); Posca paint markers; vintage Berol Verithin colored pencil/Prismacolor Col-Erase pencil Prismacolor Col-Erase pencil (white); Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils in various shades of gray.

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