Hailing from the West Coast, Brynne (also known as Forest Fen and Fox) was a serendipitous connection made by another Vancouverite artist, Ross. She’s got a warm, and yet unique style that really captures you, and I think that was why I was led to reaching out to her almost 3 years ago. Ever since then, we’ve been working together on multiple projects.
She’s also got this amazing comic called Woods & Bramble. You have to check this out.
In any case, luckily we were able to get her on board for Furr 2 on a VERY short notice this time (thank you so much Brynne!). Here is Brynne Johnston.
First of all, cats or dogs? (or both?) Any particular reasons why?
Cats. Don't get me wrong, dogs are adorable happy balls of joy and I love them. But cats and I jive. I appreciate quieter love.
What’s the inspiration behind your work in Furr 2?
Wildness/independence within the spectrum of loyalty.
What quirks or peculiarities does your pet have that you won’t find in other cats/dogs?
One of my babies drowns all his(and his sister's) mice toys. The other gets really excited for pets and arches up towards your hand preemptively... and completely misses contact.
Which animal describes you better, a dog or a cat?
Cat. In displays of affection, mood, temperament, and lifestyle.
If you could either be a cat or a dog for a day, which would you choose, and what would you do?
Cat. I would sleep.
Which would you vote for president? A dog or a cat? And why?
Hahaha. A cat. I know they are depicted as a villain more often in media, but I disagree with that stereotype. I associate cats as introverts, and I believe introverts are better suited for leadership roles.
Let’s say Furr 3 happens (crossing fingers). Other than dogs and cats, what other kind of stories about animals do you think we should try to include?
Mules. Or, like, some kind of working/pet animal.