Take control of the fear…

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‘Why was the Jet Monster trying to attack me and no one else? No! It’s just fear driving me away! I must try to take take control of the fear if I can. And with that thought in mind I collapsed on my bed, totally exhausted, and fell asleep.’

After escaping his owners, fleeing cross-country and hiding out in other people’s gardens – all in order to escape the Jet Monster – Dylan is finally returned home from his excursion, a little worse for wear.

This is my seventh illustration to appear in Karen Sanderson’s ‘Where’s Dylan? The Story of an Anxious Dog’, based on the experiences of her very own nervous dog. Visit his Facebook page to support the book and for news of upcoming stories 🙂

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The Jet Monster

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‘There was a sudden, horrific, rumbling noise above us and I was fearful for my life. It rattled the windows of the kennel and hurt my ears dreadfully. I looked up to see a winged monster in the sky. It was far bigger than any bird I had ever seen and had large, spreading wings. It left a trail of grey smoke as it flew by. Was it my imagination? It appeared to have sharp teeth and menacing eyes glaring down at me.’

Dylan’s first terrifying encounter with what he later labels as the ‘Jet Monster’. While boarding at a nearby kennels while his humans are away, Dylan hears the terrible roar of a huge metal beast screaming overhead. In a panic, Dylan tries desperately to escape, injuring himself in the process. The Jet Monster has struck once, will it return?

A great book for children, Karen Sanderson’s ‘Where’s Dylan? The Story of an Anxious Dog’ captures our pets’ worries and fears and allows children to relate to their animal’s behaviors. Visit Dylan’s Facebook page for more information :).

‘Where’s Dylan?’

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Recently finished work on this excitable pup of a project. ‘Where’s Dylan?’ The story of an anxious dog’ by Karen Sanderson is a wonderful read that follows Dylan on a fear-facing adventure that children will love and relate to, giving insight into their pet’s behaviours and offering guidance on some of life’s obstacles.
From blurb:
“Dylan has been an anxious dog from the moment he was born. He worries about everything including: finding a kind owner, bath time, the vet and staying in boarding kennels. But nothing is as terrifying as the Jet Monster.He believes that the Jet Monster is trying to kill him and he must run away from home to avoid possible injury. In his panic to escape, he destroys his home and garden, causing distress to his humans and sister, Megan. He finally decides, for everyone’s sake, to leave for good and take up a wandering life away from the source of his terror. Will this be the answer to his problem? – OR – Can he find a way to face up to his fear once and for all?”

This book is available to buy! Please contact the author on Dylan’s webpage for a copy and to see some adorable pictures of Dylan himself and of his (very bossy!) sister Megan.