Chickensaurus is out TODAY!

My new graphic novel, Chickensaurus, is out today!

I hope you enjoy the story; I worked really hard on this one and I think it’s my best yet! And special thanks to everyone who pre-ordered a copy, it makes a huge difference.

Here’s a little insight into the process of making the graphic novel; it’s a timelapse of me working on four pages from the final illustrations. It’s about 7 hours work shrunk down into 11 minutes.


Chickensaurus

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Meet the characters from There’s Something Weird About Lena

My new picture book, There’s Something Weird About Lena, is out in two weeks!

Today I’m going to introduce you to the cast of characters.







There’s Something Weird About Lena

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My Dead Bunny

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Meet the characters from Chickensaurus

My new graphic novel, Chickensaurus, is out in two weeks!

Today I’m introducing you to the cast – both the humans and the chickensaurs.


Chickensaurus

Available Sept 29th, 2020

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Awesome Festival workshops + a double book launch

The Awesome Festival is back (and COVID safe) this October in Perth. I’m running some art workshops for kids, plus I’m having a double book launch!

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Two new book trailers

I love making book trailers. It makes the armchair-movie-director in me feel very satisfied!

It’s a great challenge to make a movie that will give readers a sense of what the book is about; it’s also very exciting to find just the right music and sound effects that will bring the story to life.

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Toffle Towers: old-school hand-lettering & a rocket-powered bus

Ever wondered how the title type for a series gets designed? I’ll show you my inspirations for the title type of the Toffle Towers series. I’ll also show you how I designed the series’ quirky shuttle bus vehicle.

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Toffle Towers: designing a hotel interior

The Toffle Towers series takes place in and around the eponymous hotel – it’s historic, a bit shabby and definitely quirky.  In this post I’ll show you how I designed the hotel’s lobby.

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New books available for pre-order

It’s a bumper year for new books. As well as Toffle Towers book 3 out on Aug 4th, I’ve got another two books coming out later this year. One is a graphic novel about Jurassic Park with chickens, and the other the sequel to the cult-favourite My Dead Bunny!

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Toffle Towers: designing a hotel exterior

Many scenes in the Toffle Towers series happen in and around the eponymous hotel. So it was down to me – an illustrator with absolutely no architecture experience (!) – to design the exterior of the building. It needed to look historic, a little shabby but also exciting and quirky. Here’s how I designed it.

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