Behind the 14th window of the Dixie Advent Calendar is…

This is an early sketch of Dixie and Percy, when I was still doodling on the back of envelopes and chewing the end of my pencil dreaming up how they would look.

I found the cartoons of my childhood inspiring to look at again – Top Cat, Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo – especially in the way the characters run, the economy of line from front of tum to trousers.

I hope they have something nice in their picnic basket. What a happy pair!