Poshley Manor

character, children's books, idea, illustration, Ken Wilson-Max, kids, publishing

Picture of two dogs and a catPoshley Manor

I normally steer clear of animals dressed up as humans, but trying something new is part of every creative’s life. The challenge is to come up with animal characters that are strong enough to drive a story. Poshley Manor is the latest attempt and is the ongoing story of three animals who inherit a fortune from their eccentric owner, Lady Dashford, after she dies. They miss human companionship and decide to find a butler by placing an ad in the classified section of the newspaper. While it’s all very grown up at the moment, I find it’s always necessary to make the world as real as possible first, then strip out the bits that will be used in stories for young children.

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