Dan McGuiness is an author and illustrator based in South Australia. He began his career with the children’s graphic novel series Pilot and Huxley, which was published in multiple countries. He has illustrated books for a number of Australian authors and is currently the illustrator on the successful Hot Dog series.
He has a fun, high-energy presentation style and engages audiences by sharing his interests, his process, and his path to becoming a published author. He enjoys introducing audiences to the graphic novel format, and incorporates an interactive character creation session designed to encourage young people to be creative.
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When I was young I was diagnosed with a kidney disease and spent a lot of time in hospital, missing about two years of primary school. As a result, I became a reluctant reader. I strive to create stories aimed at reluctant readers, and graphic novels are prefect for that.
I talk about all the steps I took in becoming who I am today. I also explain how comics and graphic novels are an exciting, stimulating, different way to tell stories and be creative.
I show kids that they can start creating now! I talk about activities kids can start doing straight away. I incorporate an interactive character creation session on a whiteboard designed to encourage young people to be creative.
- my story
- graphic novels
- how I create comics
- how kids can start creating comics
- character creation
- world building