Studio MME’s “Meowby Dick” Cat Drawings Rule the Seven Seas


In the market for some unique cat-themed keepsakes? Consider checking out Studio MME, where you will find beautifully illustrated, hand-bound, and hand-sewn items based on original pen-and-ink illustrations by Megan, who believes that the world is full of wonder and that if you look for it, you can find joy and magic everywhere.

The crafty entrepreneur promised her parents she would start her own business after graduating, hoping to prove she could make a living from her artwork, and to further her mission of helping people take back their imaginations.

While her skillful drawings include images of whales, geese, and antlered girls, I am particularly smitten with Meowby Dick, a fluffy, white kitty who appears on prints, pillows, notecards, and embroidery and is inspired by the famous Herman Melville novel:

“Thar she purrs!” yelled Captain Ahab as the mighty Meowby Dick surfaced.

Meowby Dick haunts the seven seas, tumbling in the waves and bursting his white belly forth to let out a mighty purr. Hunted by Captain Ahab day and night, the white whale knows how to enjoy the few moments of peace he gets by taking a nice cat nap.

The seafaring feline can be found alongside the Tumbling Tiger pillow (which Megan describes as “the cat you can ALWAYS cuddle”) and her first illustrated book, The Luxurious Life of Rigel the Cat, based on one cat’s so-called “sophisticated” adventures.

I’m always in favor of supporting independent artists, especially ones who are so passionate about their work (and their kitties!).

Visit Studio MME to learn more about Megan and to browse her online shop!

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