Quokka- Movies (Where the Wild Things Are)

The outdoor movie season has started again in Perth. I love it, it’s a brilliant part of Perth’s summer culture. One of the cinemas is called Movies By Burswood– it’s entirely volunteer-run and has raised over a million dollars for children’s charities over the years.

I’m really looking forward to the film Where the Wild Things Are. Coincidentally, the film also comes out today. So I decided to put it on the screen- or at least an homage to the original picture book that the movie is based on.

Quokka, issue 696, December 3 2009- movies (Where the Wild Things Are)

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 .

2 thoughts on “Quokka- Movies (Where the Wild Things Are)”

  1. Fabulous illustration. Makes me smile. Love how the screen glows, and even the lighting on the quokkas lining up looks brilliant. It is also nice how you have left the background monochrome.

    1. Cheers Shannon 🙂 this one was a lot of fun. The lighting was cool to try, I think it turned out okay. Glad I use photoshop to colour these, it would be very hard with watercolours or gouache.

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