Quokka- my last covers

You might have noticed that the cartoons on the front of the Quokka have changed. I resigned from drawing their covers a few months ago, in August, so that I could focus on picture book projects like this one.

My 1st cover was in June 2003… my last cover, Aug 2010. It’s been 7 and a bit years, and it has flown by.

It’s been strange not drawing the covers any more, but it’s also been nice not having the weekly deadline. I do miss drawing the little guys.

Thanks to Quokka Press for giving me a space to practice and learn. And thanks to the people out there who’ve sent me comments and encouragement over the years.

I didn’t get around to posting my final lot of quokka covers, so here they are.

Quokka, issue 728, July 22 2010- beach
Quokka, issue 728, July 22 2010- beach

Quokka, issue 730, August 5 2010- wood turning
Quokka, issue 730, August 5 2010- wood turning
Quokka, issue 731, August 12 2010- paving
Quokka, issue 732, August 19 2010- winter storms
Quokka, issue 732, August 19 2010- winter storms

I really enjoyed this winter storms one- the rain was a fun effect. It was my final cover published, and it was a little nod to the very first cover I had published way back in June 2003. Here it is below.

Quokka, issue 365, June 12 2003- need a boat?
Quokka, issue 365, June 12 2003- need a boat?

My style has changed a fair bit since then ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s it for the quokka covers- no more for me. You can see some of my favourite covers in the Quokka Gallery.

And here’s a final watercolour sketch that I did for myself.

Jimbob-and-Quokman_colour_for-web

Author: James Foley

James Foley makes childrenโ€™s books for children who read books. If youโ€™re a child and youโ€™re eating his books, youโ€™re doing it wrong. His books include Brobot, Dungzilla, Gastronauts, Chickensaurus, Toffle Towers, My Dead Bunny and There's Something Weird About Lena. James lives in Perth with his wife, 2 kids, and a labrador. He is a massive Marvel movie nerd and 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- my last covers”

  1. They’ve been fun to look at over the years James – hats off to a job well done.
    Little bit of difference between No 1 and the last few eh ?

    1. Cheers Terry ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re dead right. The old ones are like naked baby photos- very embarassing, but good to show how much you’ve grown.

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