What a mental month! My Dead Bunny is finally out in the world after launches in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.
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My Dead Bunny is on the loose! He was officially released on Oct 1st, and he’s already been sighted in bookshops across Australia. If you’re after a signed copy, there are some at Harry Hartog’s in Bondi Junction (NSW), Beaufort St Books in Mount Lawley (WA), and the State Library of WA. I’ll also be signing copies in Melbourne this Saturday at the Federation Square Markets (Oct 10th, 12pm-3pm).
Thanks to everyone who’s grabbed a copy so far; I hope you like it!
There’s only 10 days until the release date of My Dead Bunny!
You’re invited to join myself and Bunny Brad at one of three events across the country in the next few weeks.
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It’s here! Finally I can show you the book trailer for ‘My Dead Bunny‘.
It’s two minutes-worth of animated zombie bunny badness.
I had a lot of fun putting this one together; I tried to mimic the old-school monster movie trailer format (i.e. melodramatic title cards and hammy voice-over. See the original Frankenstein trailer for a prime example).
I’d love to hear what you think! Leave a message in the comments.
Last week was Children’s Book Week, my busiest week of the year. It’s the time when schools and libraries across Australia invite children’s authors and illustrators to speak to their students. For me it’s become more of a Children’s Book Month: between July 30th and September 16th this year I’m giving 93 talks and workshops to schoolkids. Each session with grade 4s and up is featuring at least one zombie animal. Here’s how a typical session looks.
Continue reading “Just a typical Children’s Book Week session (with zombie animals)”
Body language is very important in my books. While a facial expression can easily hint at the emotional state and thought processes of the characters, body language gives the reader extra clues about how the characters are feeling and thinking. This makes it easier for the reader to understand the images and the story. I would argue that accurate and expressive body language also makes the characters feel more real, more human – which helps the reader to engage with the story.
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I’ve put together a video tutorial showing how to draw Bunny Brad. Hit play to watch.
Head over to my YouTube channel for more videos!
My Dead Bunny is released into bookshops from October 1st.