Fat Cat is the main character and title of a picture book I wrote and illustrated. The character is based on a real-life, beloved, grumpy, and very fat cat who lived in my neighbourhood in Tokyo.

This book’s story showcases Fat Cat in all her grumpy glory, while hinting at the possibility that she is in fact, a big softy on the inside.

While I tend to favour coloured pencils in my illustrations, this picture book was made using watercolour paints, as I wanted to create a colourful, child-like, and lovable world in which Fat Cat’s story could be told.

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the real Fat Cat ♡