A couple of years ago, when Nizzibet and I were still sharing a house with Jason, and we still saw Emily and Marnie on a regular basis, we had the occasional meal together. On this occasion we started joking about what sorts of animals we were. We didn’t self identify, we picked out the animals that the other people were and then invented a combination. It was one of those you-had-to-be-there moments. I no longer remember which of us was supposed to be which animal combination. I do remember that Marnie didn’t care for the combination we’d chosen for her.

A month or so later I sketched out the animals with the intention of doing finished illustrations and giving them to Nizzie, Jasson, Emily and Marnie. But I never got around to finishing them. So here is the first of four.