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.
Just Joking is a joke book from Camp Quality and Scholastic. I did all the illustrations for it.
What do you call a pig that knows karate?
A pork chop!
With heaps of new jokes inside and page after page of fun activities, this is a book that will keep kids entertained for hours! Includes loads of hilarious illustrations by Dan McGuiness, creator of the popular Pilot and Huxley books!
Camp Quality is committed to bringing hope and happiness to children living with cancer, their families and communities, through ongoing quality recreational, educational and financial support programs.
Scholastic Australia is proud to donate all royalties from sales to this worthy cause.
If you would like to buy a copy online, go here.
Drongoes is the latest Mates book that I have illustrated. It is written by Christine Bongers and is for year 3 -4 primary school kids.
Can Jack beat Rocket Robson in the cross-country this year? If only! But his best mate Eric might be the real winner in this race…
If you want a copy you can buy it online for here.
Hi everyone. Here is a book that I illustrated and Randa Abdel-Fattah wrote.
Noor can’t sleep. That pesky fly will not leave him alone! He even thinks he can hear it talking! If he only knew how to get rid of it, everything would be better-or would it?
You can Buy a copy online from here.
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 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 is the link to the digital version that it a bit more readable.
Here are some characters concepts for a new project I am working on.
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.
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!!!
Today I went to Woodville Primary to do some talks. Each class had made me all sorts of awesome things!
Here we have some graphic novels
Here we have some figures from Pilot and Huxley.
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.
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.
Thanks to all the kids at Trinity! I had a really cool day.
Shot and Edited by Dan McGuiness.
‘Our Love’ is taken from ‘Lotus Skies’, out now on Spunk Records.