Sneak peeks at my new book, ‘Brobot’


Last week I finished my new book.

The book is called ‘Brobot’ and will be released by Fremantle Press on Sept 1st, 2016.

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It’s about a young inventor called Sally Tinker. She doesn’t like her baby brother Joe, so she builds a new one. She calls him Brobot. Sally thinks Brobot is just as a brother should be – but Brobot is far from perfect.

I got to write this one as well as illustrate, which was challenging and fun. Unlike the picture books I’ve worked on so far, this one is a comic book/chapter book hybrid.

Here are some behind-the-scenes sketches and finished drawings.

undersketch and final pencil linework
some final pencil linework, ready to be scanned
Working at my cintiq doing clean-up and adding grey tones

‘Brobot’ will be published by Fremantle Press on Sept 1st, 2016.

To see more sketches and illustrations, follow me on my instagram, facebook and twitter accounts.

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 .

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