Tuesday, August 08, 2006
The Thirsty Flowers
Thought I'd post about the upcoming book which I have illustrated, written by one talented Tony Wilson from Triple R radio station in Melbourne. The publisher is Hardie Grant Egmont and you can learn more about the book and listen to a recorded message from Tony here. He's also got a couple of verses from the book there, spoken in true Aussie poet style.
Here's a sneak peak of a section from one of the pages.. this dog was loosely based on a Weimaraner I took care of for some months whilst I was living in Sydney. The dog's not really the shape of ol' Tessy, but is the colour. There's also a guy in the book, who is somewhat of a "yobbo." I'm not going to say he is based on anyone specifically, but lets just say we artists pick up inspiration from what is close to us!
The book is due out in October, and being my first Children's book it's all quite exciting, so I'm sure I'll post about it again later on. It's a great story and I'm looking forward to it's release.