Welcome to my blog! Here you'll find many samples of my finished art, conceptual work, unpublished material, and other miscellaneous jobs. You can find a complete list of my published books at this link.

I currently have signed copies of THE GREAT MONTEFIACO, WHACKO THE CHOOK, THE PUMPKIN EATER FROM PONDICHERRY, and THE SHIKKER COLA COWS available for purchase. For more info, please contact me at whackothechook@internode.on.net


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Laique

Here's a poster design I did for local Brisbane band 'Laique'. I met the singer, Kylie Southwell, through Myspace back in about 2007/08. She asked me if I'd be interested in doing some promotional art for them. A mix of old-timey jazz, gypsy, and Django, I was instantly drawn to their style of music, so I was happy to oblige.
(The typeface for the main title was drawn by Kylie)

They also wanted a black and white, easily photocopied version to hand out as fliers...
The following is one of the originals, before it was scanned and played with in Photoshop. In this step I photocopied the original line drawing, tea-stained the paper, and added highlights, etc...


Here's Laique playing at the old museum in Brisbane...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Monkey Pirates

In 2009 I was commissioned to do a picture of something/anything for a child's bedroom wall. At the time I was working on The Monkey Pirates, so they seemed fitting subjects for this piece.

Monday, May 9, 2011

"Books about 'yukky' things" ABC Victoria

The following is an excerpt from a radio program recently discussing scatology in children's books. I had the honour of having Who Flung Dung? mentioned, and favorably so. I don't believe I've ever heard the word "sophisticated" used in discussing this book before now...
video