The famous for being famous celebrity cat from The Isle of Mull, Scotland
BOOK by Angus Stewart published 22nd Sept 2012
Australian sales: Ebay Australia,AU $14.95 Free postage, macleanlady1
U.S.A. sales: mail order or pick University Bookstore, Seattle, Washington, USA. Search "Tobermory Cat" ( free shipping on orders over $20) Book costs $8.95
Contact email: mullartist (at) btinternet.com The Breadalbane Street Studio, 5 Breadalbane Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA756PE. Phone 01688 302781
High gloss cover with 52 printed sides. Suitable for children of all ages up to and including their grandparents.The book measures eight and a quarter inches square. Reviews on Amazon and The Hazel Tree Magazine Review
Topics include: Visitor information service, Paparazzi cat snappers, Meeting and greeting fans, It's chic to be shy, Exclusive - the usual celebrity beach shots, Bonnet Talent, Car design, Cat on the roof of your car advice, Traffic calming experiments, The fish and chip van, Parkour action snaps, The celebrity sun seeker, Ardmore fish-van heist, Crime watch, Signs, Working with animals, Working with children, Celebrity advice, Cat planking, VIP access, Elvis the otter.
A few of the shops where the book can be bought: :
Dervaig: Dervaig Store, The Old Byre.
Calgary: Calgary Art and Nature
Craignure: Craignure Store
Salen: Salen Store
Duart: Duart Castle
CalMac ferry to Mull
Oban - Waterstones Oban,
Oban: Creature Comforts Pet Shop, 9-10 Aird's Crescent ,Oban, PA34 5SQ, phone 01631 563 150
Appin: Appin Community Co-Op, Appin Village, Appin PA38 4DE, 01631 730235
Callender: Kings Bookshop, 93 Main St, Town Centre, Callander FK17 8BQ, phone:01877 339449
Grandtully: Legends of Grandtully, Grandtully, Perthshire, phone 01887 840775
Lochgilphead: Argyll Book Centre, Lorne Street, Lochgilphead, PA318LU, phone 01546 603596
Books may also be bought at the source: Tobermory Cat Publishing, Angus Stewart, The Breadlane Street Studio and Gallery, 5 Breadalbane Street, Tobermory, Isle of Mull. On show are Tobermory Cat books, postcards, paintings, prints and an otter film by arrangement. Studio Open : Wed and Thurs 9.45 – 5.15 ( or at other times, including evenings - try the doorbell or phone 01688302781 to fix a time. http://www.mullart.com/
Tobermory Cat was created as an evolving interactive artwork on facebook. The work is about the creation of celebrity. Why create a famous cat character? Fame is strange and powerful stuff. A cat is like many other cats but due to fame it is different.
An interactive paparazzi photo stream showing the life of Tobermory Cat will grow into a playful soap opera documentary of a cool cats life. The hope is to have Tobermory Cat fans create and update the photo steam on facebook.We created the term paparazzi cat snapper to transform the simple taking of a picture of a cat into a celebrity photographing experience.
Like any story we needed some drama so decided to exaggerate, by photographic means, something which most cats will do - sometimes sleep in the middle of the road. Besides drama we have created the personality type " hero cat lifter" - these are people who are instinctively drawn to look after the cat by lifting it into a safe place.
Like a huge number of cats, Tobermory Cat sometimes sits on car roofs. Tobermory Cat Management has transformed this ordinary fact into a celebrity feature. Because Tobermory Cat is famous, he has become the worlds premier car surfing cat. We transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Lee Mack seen here up in the arts district of Tobermory promoting our first product: "Tobermory Cat String" - a piece of string with a Tobermory Cat designer label attached. Lee Mack is saying "Remember,its not just any string, its Tobermory Cat designer label string. The idea is based on T shirts costing £4 being sold at £45 simply because they have a designer label. We like the idea so much we did it with string. Thanks to Lee Mack who, during a visit to T.C. offices, was generous enough to go with our curious request to hold up a piece of string having been assured that the intention was a bit arty,playful, involved a cat and nothing unpleasant was going on. Nice guy.
Product placement, with a visitor attraction seen in the background.
Here seen looking both cute and promotional at the same time with Browns Shop sign intentionally included in the background.
Business promotions - T.C. seen here pointing out the Mishnish Hotel
T.C. seen here in a drawing, this picture received a prize given by the Fish And Chip Van.We at T.C. Management like creativity.
T.C.seen here shamelessly promoting the Tobermory Distillery.
T.C. seen here promoting hill walking on Mull.
We are open to suggestions for imaginative joint ventures based on our Tobermory Cat's celebrity character
Tobermory Cat © Angus Stewart 2011
The Breadalbane Street Studio, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA756PE