December 8, 2012
Tiny Kitten Teeth couldn’t have been a better name to get me intrigued by what these guys were up to so I was very excited to discover they were in attendance at this years Thought Bubble convention. When we stumbled across the stall, amidst the packed aisles, we instantly stopped in our tracks and started cooing over the eye-fodder that was laid in front of us; instantly drawn to a particular mega image of a tiny red panda (love red pandas) sat on a massive cat (love cats).
Frankly we haven’t stopped squeeing over what we’ve found ever since. Instantly cute, instantly delightful, deliciously sweet and outrageously endearing with a massive nod to children’s books of the 50’s and the bygone age.
Tiny Kitten Teeth are made up of artist Becky Dreistadt and writer Frank Gibson. They live together with their cat Mewsli, who influences one of the main characters of their online hand drawn comic.
This adorable web comic follows the slice-of-life adventures of Mewsli, a fish out of water in Owltown; a compact metropolis built around a particularly affluent arts college. Lovely artwork with simple yet witty and clever dialogue. The pages of this get updated once or twice a week, but then out of nowhere, pops up a little delightful interlude page in the shape of Tigerbuttah! For me personally Tigerbuttah is my fave!
The character design is amazing. Becky has a love of cartoons and animals and set up Capture Creatures which is a showcase of 151 hand painted creatures with the background story filled in by Frank. On perusing through the pages I was delighted and intrigued by the art and the character story. I’d love to see some of these characters being brought to life further in the future. There is a touch of Pokemon inspiration here; I for one would love to see a video game with these sorts of characters and stories and keeping the feel of the hand drawn artwork.
If you thought that was enough for this unstoppable duo well think again! Becky has also worked on poster designs with Mondo and animation with Yo Gabba Gabba.
Becky and Frank also have an amazingly delicious book out right now
Apologies now for the image dribble but this job was just too hard…
Go and adventure more into this wonderful world www.tinykittenteeth.com
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