About FurBabies

There are pet parents and there are parents who are pets!

Kate Buffet (pronounced boo-fay), an imaginative nine-year-old girl, lives in an apartment in The Big City with her parents Selmer and Loray, who work long and late. Kate spends much of her time with her second blended animal family: Stella the poodle, Shawm the Afghan hound, their puppy Sirius, and Floof the kitten—who can all speak with her. They deal with issues of species identity, frequency of baths, and whether food tastes best served at the table or on the floor.


Nancy Beiman was born in New Jersey and now lives in Canada. She was in the first class of the Character Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts in 1975. After graduation, she spent more than 40 years working as a character designer, director, designer, storyboard artist, and animator for Walt Disney Features and Television, Warner Brothers Animation, Amblimation, Gerhard Hahn Filmproduktion, Phillips Sidewalk Studios, Bill Melendez Productions, and many others, in addition to teaching animation at the undergraduate and graduate level for 20 of those years. (Time flies.)

Nancy wrote and illustrated two animation books: Prepare to Board! Creating Story and Characters for Animated Features and Shorts (third edition CRC Press, 2021) and Animated Performance: Bringing Imaginary Animal, Human and Fantasy Characters to Life (second edition, second printing Bloomsbury/Fairchild Books, 2021).

Nancy likes cartoons.

"FurBabies" is her first comic strip.  

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