Illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Rocky Point Fire 2011

Medium: Digital Photoshop, Image Size: 20″h x22″w, T-shirt Image Size: 11″h x12.5 “w, 2011.

I was commissioned by the Rocky Point Fire and EMS Department of Rocky Point, Oregon to create a T-shirt design for their annual barbecue which was their big fund raiser. I guess I had a twisted sense of humor when I did this artwork. I had always heard the stories of fireman saving cats stuck up in trees and couldn’t imagine myself calling the fire department to get my cat unstuck in a tree. If it was stupid enough to get up the tree, it could surely get itself down from the tree. So, in my unsympathetic way, I came up with a solution to not only get the cat down but teach it a lesson to never do that again.

Sketched in pencil. Scanned into the computer and floated. Painting, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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