Cole’s Book Arcade

As part of the release/promotion of The Grandest Bookshop in the World, I created two illustrations that, in all honesty, terrified me a fair bit. The premise was brilliant: two illustrations of Cole’s Book Arcade, to go in a window display for Dymocks Sydney. In practise: I marked out, with masking tape on my wall, the actual SIZE of the posters, and then I sat down on the floor and stared at the wall for longer than was healthy. Guys, they are nearly as tall as me! I’m used to creating illustrations for books, magazines, and computer screens!

Anyway, eventually I pulled myself together, and painted these.

Melody Finch

Melody Finch is out today! This is a middle grade eco-fantasy journey across Australia, from Queensland down to the SA coast. I got to draw the Murray river! And a diamond firetail! And I designed the title font, which is new for me!

The cover was a collaboration with the authors, and I’m very proud of how it turned out. All the best Ian and Gary, I’m glad this book is out there in the world now 🙂