Monday 24th: Today I’m doing talks at Colonel Light Gardens Primary School. Everyone was welcoming and awesome!
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.
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.
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.
I really enjoyed day one of my Colonel Light Gardens PS talks and I look forward to tomorrow for day 2.
Today book week had me at Ardtirnish PS.
Here is me and some of the kids with a Pilot and Huxley comic made by Lochie.
This is what the kids came up with in the character creation part of my talk.
It’s Sassy the ant. He has a donut body, pickle legs, Frenchman arms and a fish tail. He live in the Tardis in the land of Gummi Bears.
I had a great day and everyone was super friendly.
Day 4 of Book week found me at Hills Christian Community School. It was an awesome day of fast paced talks.
Here is what the kids came up with in the character creation part of my talk.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pilot and Huxley VS Planet Arpos by Dan McGuiness.
Pilot and Huxley are about to meet the most evil being in the universe. It’s up to them to foil Arpros’ most wicked plan yet: the annihilation of existence. Will Pilot and Huxley save the day?
Pilot and Huxley by Dan McGuiness.
When Pilot and Huxley forget to return their video game, they have no idea how much trouble they’re about to be in. On the run from an inter-dimensional hit man debt collector who really wants their game, the two friends find themselves stranded in a crazy dimension, where the only way to get home is to retrieve the golden nose-hair of a mountain giant. Things are about to get seriously snotty.
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.
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.