Quokka- Breast Cancer Awareness

The Quokka newspaper has been helping to promote the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The NBCF campaign materials are all coloured pink, hence the many different shades used in this week’s cover.

Quokka, issue 670, October 22 2009- breast cancer awareness

Author: James Foley

James makes books for courageous kids. He’s the author/illustrator of the S.Tinker Inc graphic novel series for middle primary: Brobot (2016), Dungzilla (2017) and Gastronauts (2018) star Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve, and Joe Tinker, her stinky baby brother. The fourth in the series, Chickensaurus, is out in late 2020. He is also the illustrator of the Toffle Towers series written by Tim Harris. James’ earlier books My Dead Bunny (2015), In The Lion (2012), The Last Viking (2011) and The Last Viking Returns (2014) have all scored several honours, including children’s choice awards, shortlistings in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year awards, and selection to the International Youth Library’s White Raven list. The sequel to My dead Bunny - There's Something Weird About Lena - is out in late 2020. James comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts. Follow him on FB/twitter/insta/youtube @jamesfoleybooks, or at www.jamesfoley.com.au .

6 thoughts on “Quokka- Breast Cancer Awareness”

    1. I cheated a little- used a reference photo, did a quick trace of the outlines in photoshop, and then painted in the colours using a soft semi-transparent brush. I noticed after it was published that I’d forgotten the ferris wheel!

  1. Hi my name is Georgina I’m 10 years old and I have being scrapbooking most of your QUOKKA pictures since the Wildflowers at Wave Rock. Why? because they are so cute. Is it possible to get copies of the ones I have missed since Wave Rock?

    1. Hi Georgina, thanks for writing, and for collecting 🙂

      Are you after a printout of the covers you’ve missed, or are you looking for copies of the newspapers you’re missing?



      1. I would love to receive newspaper copies that I’m missing. They are GARDENING, WHALE WATCHING and ROTTO MARATHON. I’m happy to pay if that is necessary.

      2. Hi Georgina

        I don’t have access to the newspaper copies because I don’t work at the Quokka, I just send them the cartoon- but if you contact Quokka Press they may be able to help you out. I’ll send you an email.

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