Drawings

Aldinga library Talks

Here is a drawing that me and the kids did on the 3rd of May at Aldinga library.

His name is Jeff. He is a rat with a donut body. He has tentacles for arms, Dolphins for legs and a cat’s tail. He lives in the Land of Toilet Rolls in a giant eye ball house.

 

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Stirling Library Talk

I did a talk on Graphic novel at the Stirling library.

Here is what the kids came up with in the character creation part of the talk.

This is Steve the dog who has a taco for a body, donut arms with chip fingers, skeleton legs and a flower for a tail. He lives in a giant chicken on a huge marble in space.

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Goodwood Library Talk

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.

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Sutherland Shire Writers Unleashed festival

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.

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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.

 

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Second was Bob the hippopotamus. He has tentacle arms, carrot legs and a sugar cube body.

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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.

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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.

 

 


Happy Valley Primary School Talks

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.

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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.

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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.

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Author talks at Charles Sturt Library.

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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I had a great time and I’m pretty sure the kids did to.

Thanks  Charles Sturt Library!


Adelaide Writers’ Week

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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.

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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.

 

 

 


Concept drawings for my new book.

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Evil Samurai Helmet

I am now using Manga Studio Ex4. This is the first attempt at drawing with it. I’m pretty happy with it.


Norwood Primary School Book Week Visit

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.


Pulteney Grammar School visit

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.

 


Character Creating

Here are some characters concepts for a new project I am working on.

 


Ceduna Area School visit

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!

 


Pilot and Huxley optioned for Cartoon series in the USA

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.


Flagstaff Hill Primary School visit

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.


Drawings for Attitude Magazine

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.


Aberfoyle Park Primary School Campus visit – Book Week

My last visit for book week was at Aberfoyle Park PS Campus. All the staff and kids were great there.

As usual at the end of my talk I got the kids to come up with ideas which I then drew on a white board.

First up we have Steve Gary the long haired snail. He has wings and fires out lolly pops. He lives in a giant peanut in the land of worms.

This is Bo-Bo the elephant that has tiger arms, chicken legs and a lizards tail. He wears glasses, a propeller hat and a clown nose at the end of his truck. He lives in a bubble mansion on Mars.

Last but not least we have Digger Dog. He has chainsaws for legs, ballons for a body and fish fingers for hands. He lives in a toad, inside someone’s wax filled ear.

So that’s the end of book week for this year.

I had lot’s of fun talking to all you guys!


King’s Baptist Grammar Visit – Book Week.

Today I went to King’s Baptist Grammar to do some talks on graphic novels and Pilot and Huxley.

Here are the drawings that me and the kids came up with.

Here we have Fred 2000. He is a Chicken that has a snakes body and a scorpions tail. His eyes have x-ray vision. He lives in a giant bowl of feathers on the moon.

Next we have Jack the alligator. He has monkey legs and dragon wings. He lives in a beehive at the bottom of the ocean.

Last we have John the T-rex who has a frogs body. Fred is being ridden by Fred the rabbit. Both of them are going out to posh dinner. They both live in a giant bath plug in lolly land.

Thanks to all the kids at King’s Baptist Grammar for making my day so fun!!!


Woodville Primary visit – Book Week.

Today I went to Woodville Primary to do some talks. Each class had made me all sorts of awesome things!
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Here we have some figures from Pilot and Huxley.

One of the classes remembered that in one of my books I wrote that I scribble comics into anything, even lolly wrappers. So they drew a whole bunch of characters on a toilet paper roll for me.

Another class made portals to other worlds.

Then we all got together and created some characters.

Here we have Snake the unicorn fish that wears a jetpack. He lives in an igloo made of cheese in an old ladies suitcase.

Next we have Shaky the rabbit that loves milkshakes. He lives in a milkshake marshmallow mason hotel that resides in the world of Boom.

Next we have  Mike the Pigbot. He lives in a BBQ in the world of cyberspace / computers.

And last we have Tom the pirate dragon that has octopus legs and robot arms. He lives in an old hermit crab shell in the land of cookies.

There was also another class that made some amazing circle comics but they left before I got to take pictures of them.

I would like to thank all the kids and teachers for such a rad day.


Trinity College visit

For the first of my Book Week talks, I visited Trinity College. Below are the characters that the kids and I made up.

Here we have Bob the three-headed python who lives in a fridge on another planet.

This is Deboinga the alien rabbit who lives on a cheese planet.

Here we have Fred the crocodile that has elephant ears and a mermaid tail. He lives on Mars in a dog house that is made of dog bones.

This is Sgt Hootoot. He is an Army Owl who carries a banana bazooka. He lives in a melon.

Thanks to all the kids at Trinity! I had a really cool day.


T-Chow Monster

I did this on the table at T-Chow while waiting for my food. I like restaurants that have butchers paper on the tables.

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Character Concepts

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Just Some Random. 01

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Random Universe Character Concepts

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