Letter Art, AlphaBooks: Z is for Zigby

Zigby Camps Out
Brian Patterson
2003 Harper Collins 2002

Zigby and Friends (Not loading on my system)
IMDB: Zigby
BBC: Zigby

Process Notes, for my future reference: 75% Inkscape, 25% GIMP. Created majority of image in Inkscape. Opened in GIMP for cropping, border, watermark (GIMP didn’t like the Inkscape text) & conversion to JPEG. Also used GIMP (along with online color converter) to pick, convert & the import the cover colors. Might have been able to finish in Inkscape. Ran out of time & brainspace. Overall: slow, but I remember when using GIMP was slow and frustrating.

Genre: Fiction, Children’s Picture Book
New Find
Did I read it? Yes. Doesn’t take long.
Horse Factor: Negligible. Adventures of an anthropomorphic equine.



[2017 AlphaBooks]
[2016 Alphabet]
[2015 Alphabet]

[Project Explanation 2017]
[Looking for Letters 2018]

This year, I’m using names of horses in books as well as authors of books. Otherwise, I’ll run out of letters. I’ve already had to with Z, both this year & last. Which books would you choose?

Why reverse alphabetical? Why not? [2015 Alphabet On the ordering of the alphabet]

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

2 thoughts on “Letter Art, AlphaBooks: Z is for Zigby

  1. I really like your Zigby Z. I’ve never heard of Zigby before. I’ll keep an eye out for letters you might want to use.
    What is GIMP? You are so proficient in all this computer stuff.

  2. Thank you. I found Zigby in my search for Zs last year.

    GIMP = GNU Image Manipulation Program. GNU=”GNU is a recursive acronym for “GNU’s Not Unix!”, chosen because GNU’s design is Unix-like, but differs from Unix by being free software and containing no Unix code.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU

    Actually, I only know few tricks on GIMP, cropping, watermark, etc. There is so much photo-shopping type stuff that I still need to learn.

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