I enjoy early American illustration, particularly the works of Arthur B. Frost. My design is partially influenced by Frost, but also by the animator Chuck Jones. I enjoy capturing the humor in animal behavior as well as presenting them in a style more relating to caricature.
Basically, I thought the idea of the king of beasts playing with an oversized ball of yarn would make a fun illustration.
And, as far as printing is concerned—basic inks, no frills.