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Book Week 2016

Book week is over for another year.

I visited a whole bunch of schools this year, including:

St Michael’s Collage for 2 days.
Golden Grove High School.
Adelaide Hills Library (Stirling).
Loreto College.
Trinity Collage for 2 days.

This year at some of the schools I trialed a drawing workshop where I would go through character creation and world building with the kids and then they would draw there own. It worked out great and I’m going to add it as an option for other schools from now on.

Here are what the kids came up with in the character creation part of my normal talks.

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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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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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St. Michael’s Primary School talks


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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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!