Day 4 of Book week found me at Hills Christian Community School. It was an awesome day of fast paced talks.
Here is what the kids came up with in the character creation part of my talk.
First up we have Larry the dog. He has arms that are made of teeth with fish finger fingers, horse legs and a fish’s body. He lives in a french fries house on Mars.
Next we have Fred the frog. He has skeleton arms, chicken drumstick legs, a muscle mans body and a tiger’s tail. He lives in a sneaker in the world of Fruit and veggies.
Here we have Sunny-Jim the wolf. He has T-Rex arms, caterpillar legs and an ice-cream for a body. He lives in a giant donut in the land of books.
Last we have Mr No the crocodile. He has muscle man arms, octopus legs, a beer belly and a monkeys tail. He lives in a giant upside-down pig in the land of whales.
It was a really fun day. All the kids and teachers were super nice. Thank for the awesome day guys!
Today I was up at the Stirling library for Book Week.
Here is what the kids came up with during the character creation part of my talks.
First up we have John the rabbit. He has a watermelon body, custard legs, robot arms and a snake for a tail. He lives in a giant mushroom in the land of books.
Here www have Robert the elephant. He has a computer for a body, giant fingers for legs and carrots with mouths at the end of them for arms. He lives in house made out of cheese at the bottom of the ocean.
It was a great bunch of talks and the teachers, organisers and kids were all awesome! Thanks guys.
Day two of Book Week ended me up at Salisbury Heights Primary School.
Here is what the kids came up with in the character creation section of the talks.
First up we have Steve the cat. He has hotdog arms, candy cane legs, slime for a body with a possum’s tail. He lives in a hamburger in the land of donuts.
Here we have Frank the shark. He has octopus arms, Minecraft legs, a cats tail and a body made of fire. He lives in a jelly castle in the land of lollies.
Last we have Billy the unicorn. He has T-rex arms, goats for legs, a mandarin for a body with a banana pig’s tail. He lives in a birthday cake at the bottom of the oceans.
All the teachers and kids where awesome and made me feel really at home. I had a great day.
Book week is here again! Black Forest PS was my first set of talks for the week.
Here’s what the kids came up with in the Character creation part of my talk.
Here we have Bob the pig. He has robot arms, chicken legs, a muscle man’s body and a fish tail. He lives in a cardboard box in the land of KFC.
This is Timmy the slug. He has bear arms, stick legs and an ant’s body. He lives in a giant llama in the land of mushrooms.
This is Borris the hippo. He has octopus arms, Fish tail legs, a baked bean for a body and an arm for a tail. He lives in a turtle shell inside Jabba the Hut’s belly.
And last we have Jimmy the elephant. He has tiger arms, squid legs and a sausage body. He lives in a giant hamburger in the land of volcanoes.
I had a great day and all the kids were awesome!
I got to do a talk on graphic Novel at Goodwood Library. He is what the kids came up with in the character creation part.
The kids came up with Boris the fish that has a basketball for a body, robot arms with skinny legs that have pizza for feet. He lives in a pineapple in the world of cheese.
I had the pleasure to do a bunch of school talks at the Sutherland Shire Writers Unleashed festival. A big thanks to the organisers for inviting me and to all the kids for being a rad audience.
In the character creating part of my first talk the kids came up with Boo the crocodile with melting chocolate arms, hot doglegs, a skeleton body and a dragons tail. Boo lives in a giant stack of pancakes in the world of chips n’ gravy.
Second was Bob the hippopotamus. He has tentacle arms, carrot legs and a sugar cube body.
Next they came up with Mog the unicorn. Mog has T-rex arms, one mermaid tail for a leg and a chick leg for the other. All topped off with a turtles body. Mog lives in a giant marshmallow in the land of cheese.
Here we have Krob the rabbit. Krob has banana arms, snow ball hands, octopus legs and an upside down roast chicken body. I apologise for the blurry photo.
All up I had a great two days in Sydney. Thanks again to everyone that made it all happen.
I had a great day doing some talks at Happy Valley Primary this week.
All the kids and staff where really friendly.
As usual I did my drawing session with the kids. Here’s what they came up with.
First we Have Bob the unicorn. He has a donut body, Squid arms, swords for legs and a pigs tail. He lives in a house made out of jelly.
Next we have Zufar the dragon with a mutated sharks body, fire arms, fork hands and robot dog legs. He lives in a giant blow of spaghetti in the land of marshmellows.
Last we have Trevor. He has a sushi body, spider legs and robot arms. He lives in a giant pineapple in the land of gummy bears.
I got to do talks to three awesome groups of kids at the Charles Sturt Library the other day.
As usual each group did a character creating session where the kids yelled out there ideas for characters and i drew them on a white board.
Here’s what the kids came up with.
First we have Benny the crocodile with a sharks body, octopus legs, cheetah arms with knife and fork hands. He lives in a dinosaur on Mars.
Next we have Tom the fish. He has a hotdog body, cheetah legs, meatball arms, candy hands and a rhino horn. He lives in a giant snake in the land of cheese.
Last we have Sunny the cat. She has a chicken nugget body, snake arms, noodle legs in high heels and a pigs tail. She live in a giant rabbit. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to draw the world she lives in.
I had a great time and I’m pretty sure the kids did to.
Thanks Charles Sturt Library!
I was lucky enough to do a session in the Story Tent at the Adelaide Writers’ Week Festival. The picture above is what the kids came up with in my talk about character creation. Meet Phil the lizard with a sharks body, steampunk tentacles and kangaroo legs. Phil live in a giant jelly fish on Mars.
It was a fun day with lots of cool things happening. I got to meet lots of cool new people and listen to heaps of really interesting talks.
I am now using Manga Studio Ex4. This is the first attempt at drawing with it. I’m pretty happy with it.
Today I did some talks at Norwood Primary School.
The staff put on an awesome morning tea and I got to speak at there morning assembly.
As usual the classes and I did some drawings at the end of my talks. Here is what the kids came up with.
First up we have Barry. He has finger legs, T-Rex arms, a skeleton’s body and a rodent’s tail. He lives in a kettle in Ice Cream Land.
Next we have Bob the female elephant. she has rat’s arms, robot legs and a fish’s body. Unfortunately I ran out of time in this session and I didn’t get to give her a house.
Last but not least we have Shteeve. He is a platypus with chicken legs, skeleton arms, a puffer fish’s body and a cardboard box for a tail. He live in a pineapple in Lolly Land.
A big thank you to all the teachers and kids for making me feel welcome.
It’s book week again! My first set of talks for the week was at Pulteney Grammar!
As usual I did some character creation with the kids of each group. This is what they came up with.
First up we have GELMAN the dog with rockets for legs, T-Rex arms, a jelly body and a pigs tail. He lives in a rubbish bin inside of a giant mutated dogs stomach.
Next we have NOG the pig. He has robot arms, octopus legs, a chickens body and some dragon wings. He lives in a giant log in the land of mushrooms.
Last but not least we have BOB. He is a shark with an apple core for a body, human legs, sticky taped on skeleton arms and a lolly pop tail. He lives in a giant dog on Mars.
Thanks to all the kids and teachers at Pulteney Grammar for such a cool day.
Here are some characters concepts for a new project I am working on.
I did a bunch of talks at Ceduna Area School. All the kids and the teacher were super rad and nice.
As I always do I did some drawings with the kids. Here’s what they came up with.
First up is Ginger the dog. He has frog leg arms, a pigs body and chicken legs. He lives in a giant pumpkin on Mars.
Next we have Phillip the duck who has jelly arms and the body of a T-Rex. He lives in an oven in Lolly Land. He also has horns. (I put the missing “i” in Phillip after this photo was taken)
Here we have Ronnie the worm. He has a robot suit, a nappy, banana legs and a squirrels tail. He lives in an old tin can in lolly Land as well. (maybe he’s friends with Phillip)
This is Crocness. He’s a crocodile with one chainsaw arm, a robots body and caterpillars for legs. He lives in a toilet on the moon.
Introducing Turbo the dog. He has tentacles for arms, a jetpack and a dragon’s body. He lives in a tipi under the ocean.
Last but not least we have Dan the hippo. He has T-Rex arms and an octopus body. He lives in an igloo on the moon. He is probably neighbours with Crocness.
Thanks heaps to all the friendly, amazing kids and teachers I met. Hope you all are still drawing!
I have just finished signing all the contracts for a Pilot and Huxley cartoon series to be made by Scholastic Entertainment America. I pretty excited about it. There is no set date when it will come out but as soon as I hear anything I will blog about it.
I am also working on a new graphic novel series. It’s going to be so awesome. Here is a sneak peek picture from it.
Today I did a talk at my old stomping ground, Flagstaff Hill PS.
A big thanks goes out to all the kids and teachers that made me feel really welcome.
As usual at the end of each talk the kids come up with ideas for characters and I draw them on a white board.
First up we have Steve the rabbit. He has a giant set of front teeth, a robot arm, fairy floss for ears and a bomb for a tale. Steve lives in a giant beer hive on the moon.
Next we have Bob the Giraffe. He has an afro and a bow tie. His body is zombified and he has a pigs tail. Bob lives in a snail shell inside someones ear.
And last we have Tim the dragon. Tim has tentacles for arms, an elephants trunk for a tail, cooked chicken drumsticks for legs and skeleton duck feet. Tim lives in a banana boat in the land of ice-cream.
I recently had an article about me in Attitude Magazine. These are the drawings I did for it.
First they asked for a drawing of me.
Then they wanted to see where I made my books.
Then they want a picture of me filming a film clip.
I also do a bit of screen printing, so I drew that as well.
And in the end they wanted me to draw them a comic about fashion.
Here is the article.