Sunglass Cat, Behind the Shades ~ The true story of Bagel, an adopted rescue cat with special needs, and the love and kindness that encouraged her spirit to prevail.

Author, Erin Slabonik, along with Karen McGill will be publishing the first of a planned series featuring Bagel, aka Sunglass Cat. The first book, Behind the Shades, will depict how Bagel overcame despite the challenges she faced due to her special needs. The book will encourage both children and adults alike to embrace their differences, while spreading kindness and helping others in the process.


We would love for YOU or someone you know to be a part of this project. Must love animals!

The book is already written, and now Erin and Karen are looking to collaborate with an artist whose imagery can bring Bagel's story to life.



We are accepting submissions through Sunday, April 22, 2018.


- Please include your name, age, contact information, address, a brief description of your art/illustrating experience, a few samples of your existing work, and/or any online sources where you may have some existing work.


- Beginners welcome! If you do not have current samples, or would like to provide extra, please submit 3-6 pieces of work based on the pictures of Bagel provided. Please also peruse and use photos from her social media posts. 

- Keep in mind, we are looking for cartoon style imagery while keeping true to her actual likeness and image.

- Submit your info, and any artwork to through Monday, April 30, 2018.

- Must have access to software that allows you to design high resolution, print quality work.

- Once we’ve gotten a chance to review all submissions, we will contact everyone and let you know whether or not your style fits our needs. 


- Those who are selected will be contacted with compensation and contract information, and will be asked to submit sample work depicting Bagel.

Contact us with questions.

Good luck, happy designing and creating!