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. His books include 'The Amity Kids Adventures', 'In The Lion', 'The Last Viking'. A couple of these books have won awards. People have also bought copies, and for that he is grateful. His new book 'The Last Viking Returns' is out now. Follow James at , @James_R_Foley on twitter and instagram or at

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