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BOOK WEEK NEWS: Enfield Primary School talks.

My last day of Book Week found me at Enfield Primary School. There were lots of kids keen to learn all about graphic novels.

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Naturally I did my character creation part of my talk. Here is what the kids came up with.

First we have Joe the rabbit. He has slugs for arms, a hamburger for a body and dinosaur legs. He lives in a cave under the sea.

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Next we have Lexi the shark. She has robot arms, a kangaroo body with skeleton legs. She lives in a giant Pokeballon on Planet Mars.

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Here we have Bob the unicorn. He has an eyeball for a body, T-Rex arms and sharks for legs. He lives in a huge jellyfish on the Moon.

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Last we have Jerry the mouse. He has a wedge of cheese for a body, rockets for arms and the Hulk’s legs. He lives in a giant book in Candy land.

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Some of the kids after my talks decided to draw some pictures to give to me. Thanks guys, I think these pictures are awesome! Stay rad and keep on drawing!

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BOOK WEEK NEWS: Playford Library talk.

Right after doing my King’s Baptist Grammar talks I drove down to the Playford library to give another talk. It was a good turn out and everything went great. Here is what the kids came up with when I did my character creation bit.

Meet Milkshake the cat. He has a log for a body, brooms for arms and octopus legs. He lives in a magician’s hat in space

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BOOK WEEK TALKS: Kings Baptist Grammar – DAY 1

Today I got to do talks at Kings Baptist Grammar and it was awesome! I’ve done talks there before but this time they had a big new library.

Year 6'sHere’s what the kids came up with in my character creation section.

First up we have Kevin the sloth. He has a doughnut for a body, human legs in high heels for arms and snakes for legs. He lives in a teepee on Mars.

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Next we have Rob the unicorn. He has a human head for a body, Pool Noodles for arms and octopus tentacles for legs. He lives in a giant broccoli in the land of sausages.

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Last we have Baloon (yes, with one L) the snake. He has an eyeball for a body, Cheese burgers for arms and bones for legs. He liven in a very fat pig in the world of milkshakes.

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It was a great day and I can’t wait for day 2.

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COLONEL LIGHT GARDENS PS BOOK WEEK TALKS, DAY 2

Day two of my Colonel Light Gardens talks went off without a hitch!

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Here’s what the kids came up with in my character creation part of my talks.

First we have Bob the chicken. He has a planet for a body, robot arms and rockets for legs. He lives in a roast turkey in the world if fish.

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Next we have Gig the elephant. He has a house for a body, Meatballs for arms and human heads for legs. He lives in a giant coconut on Mars.

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Last we have Tyrone the hippo. He has a fish for a body, tentacle arms and unicorn horns for legs. He lives in a giant pumpkin on a cloud.

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I really enjoyed the last two days at Colonel Light Gardens Primary School. Librarian Simone, all the staff and all the kids were awesome. Thankyou everyone for inviting me to talk at your school.


COLONEL LIGHT GARDENS PS BOOK WEEK TALKS, DAY 1

Monday 24th: Today I’m doing talks at Colonel Light Gardens Primary School. Everyone was welcoming and awesome!

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I did my usual character creation part t the end of my talk. here is what the kids came up with:

First we have Bob the pig. He has a pizza body, tentacles for arms and sporks for legs. He lives in a giant potato in the world of marshmallows.

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Next we have Timmy the koala. Timmy has T-Rex arms, a hotdog for a body and penguin legs. Unforunatly we ran out of time to draw what world he was from but at least I got librarian Simone in the shot.

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Last we have Jimmy the cat. Jimmy has a burrito for a body, Twisties for arms and light bulbs for legs. He lives in a giant TV on a huge tennis ball.

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I really enjoyed day one of my Colonel Light Gardens PS talks and I look forward to tomorrow for day 2.


St. Michael’s Primary School talks

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I got to do a bunch of talks at St. Michael’s Primary Campus. As usual I did my character creation bit at the end of my talks. Here is what the kids came up with.

First we have Jeff the Hippo. He has cactus for arms, pogo stick legs and a cats paw for a body. He lives in a giant hotdog in the land of lollies.

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Next we have Bob the lion. He has crab arms, human legs with heads for feet and a roast chicken body. He lives in a giant meatball on the moon.

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Here we have Pie the pig. He has forks for arms, crocodiles for legs and a pizza for a body. He lives in a giant googly eyed fish also on the moon.

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Last but not least we have Jeff the chihuahua. He has tentacles for arms, robot legs and a cardboard box for a body. Jeff lives in a giant slinky. I run out of time to draw what world he lives in but I would like to think that he lives in the world of marshmallows.

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It was a great day at St. Michael’s Primary School. Everyone was really friendly and the timing of the talks worked really well. All the kids were into it and I had an awesome time.


Seaford and Woodcroft Library talks

I got to do do a talk at the Seaford and Woodcroft library.

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As usual I did my character creation part at the end with the kids. Here is what they came up with.

My first stop was Woodcroft Library. There we got Blobbles the Horse. Blobbles has squid arms, cows for legs and a cardboard box for a body. He lives in a giant shoe in the land of bubbles.

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Next at Seaford Library we got Milo the cat. Milo also had squid arms, Parrot legs and a orange for a body. He lives in a giant peanut in Pig World.

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Hills Christian Community School – BOOK WEEK – DAY 4

Day 4 of Book week found me at Hills Christian Community School. It was an awesome day of fast paced talks.

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

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!


Stirling Library – BOOK WEEK – Day 3

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.

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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.

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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.


Salisbury Heights P.S. – BOOK WEEK – DAY 2

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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.


Black Forest PS – Book Week – Day 1

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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!


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.


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