Thursday 13 December 2018

Thursday 27 September 2018


Tales from the Inner City, available from late September / early October 2018 in Australia (Allen & Unwin), United States (Arthur A Levine Books), UK (Walker Studio), Canada (Tundra/Penguin Random House), The Netherlands (Querido), and very soon to be released in Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Taiwan, China, Poland and other territories. Huge, huge thanks to all publishers, translators, agents, booksellers and readers for your ongoing support and encouragement throughout the year.

Sunday 26 August 2018

Human co-workers no like cicada. Oil, 40x50cm

From CICADA, published by Hachette  July 2018 (Australia), coming soon in the UK, US and other languages: Danish, Swedish, Chinese, French, Norwegian, Italian, Polish, Czech, Dutch, German... the words may be different, but we all know the workplace.

More notes about the making of this book are now available on my website (under Picture Books). Many thanks from readers who have so enthusiastically embraced – and identified with – the plight of this little bug, a character I've been drawing and sculpting on and off for the past decade.

Sunday 15 April 2018


I have an exhibition of Lost Thing art running through May at Beinart Gallery, Brunswick Melbourne, which marks 20 years since I first sat down and began drawing and writing the rambling tale that eventually became the book and film. The show includes a selection of some of my favourite working drawings, storyboard sketches and new lost thing art, from 1998 to 2018. You can find out more about it here:

Monday 5 March 2018

Cover design, Tales from the Inner City, due October 2018 (Allen & Unwin, Walker UK, Scholastic US)

Monday 22 January 2018

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Circuit (woman with groceries), oil 20 x 15cm
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Thursday 11 January 2018