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 Here you'll find many samples of my finished art, conceptual work, unpublished material, and other miscellaneous jobs.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

Sunday, February 17, 2013

COWZAT! Interactive

In 2010 I illustrated COWZAT! by Bruce Atherton for Windy Hollow Books.

To date, this has been one of my favourite books I've illustrated, as I think the text is great, and I was pleased with how the illustrations turned out. Plus, I think this book has achieved the seemingly impossible — it's made cricket interesting!

Anyhow, last year Helen Chamberlin of Windy Hollow informed me Colour Me were keen to turn Cowzat! into an interactive book. This would mark their foray into this still relatively new medium. It was the animator there who saw the potential in Cowzat!, as my characters lent themselves to animation. So this was all an exciting prospect, as none of my previous books have been adapted in this way as yet.

Colour Me included Bruce and I in the creative process, but other work commitments and deadlines made it impossible for me to contribute anything substantial, bar one small drawing...

I take none of the credit for this app, the talented folk at Colour Me did all the wonderful work here, in particular Andy Yong who did the splendid animation. Using just my original static pictures, they've breathed life and hilarity into every corner of every picture (I scratch my head at how they did half of it). I'm amazed at the level of detail, as you'll find something new with every read. And the narration by comedian Tim Ferguson is a perfect fit!

Your kids will love COWZAT! Click here to purchase!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Another time-lapsey thingy

 Wanna purchase the original?

Dimensions: 225mm x 305mm
Medium: Acrylic on canvas board
Price: AUD$180 + postage

First in, best dressed!

Monday, December 17, 2012


I am so thrilled to have received mail today from some sixth graders at Longford Primary School in Tasmania. They each wrote me a lovely letter, and drew me the following awesome pictures!
From Bailey

From Braydon, age 11

From Lily, age 12

From Georgie

From Sage, age 12

From Duncan, age 11
These are going straight on my studio wall where they will inspire me! Thank you so much Duncan, Sage, Georgie, Lily, Braydon, and Bailey, I will respond to you all in writing very soon! :-)

See more children's drawings here.

Thursday, November 29, 2012



Giclée prints and signed books!

All prints are signed, and all books have a signature and a small drawing and can be personalised on request. Payments can be made via PayPal. To order email me at whackothechook@internode.on.net.


480mm x 270mm
AUD$180 + postage
Very limited stock available!

'I've Come About The Assistant's Job' from THE GREAT MONTEFIASCO
 250mm x 230mm
AUD$100 + postage
Limited stock!

'And The Crowd's Gone Wild' from TORTOISE V HARE THE REMATCH
 510mm x 260mm
AUD$180 + postage


THE SHIKKER COLA COWS by Andy Small (2000)
Hardcover; Children's Picture Book, 40 pages; 280mm x 225mm
(My very first published book, illustrated entirely in biro and published in 2000. Being self-published with a print run of barely 500, this book is a rarity)
AUD$20 + postage

THE GREAT MONTEFIASCO by Colin Thompson (2004)
Hardcover; Children's Picture Book, 32 pages; 255mm x 235mm
AUD$25 + postage
Limited stock!

CIRCUS CARNIVORE by Mark Svendsen (2006)
Hardcover; Children's Picture Book, 32 pages; 285mm x 215mm
(The Australian edition of this book is extremely rare, I only have two copies myself. However, I have copies of the US edition available)
AUD$25 + postage

WHACKO THE CHOOK by Mark Svendsen (2007)
Hardcover; Children's Picture Book, 32 pages; 255mm x 235mm
AUD$25 + postage
Very, very, very limited stock, only about 3 available!!

Hardcover; Children's Picture Book, 32 pages; 285mm x 215mm
(With a tiny print run in Australia, this book is rare!)
AUD$25 + postage

JACK AND THE ALIENS by Damien Broderick (2002)
 Softcover; Children's fiction, 63 pages; 198mm x 128 mm
AUD$15 + postage
Only 1 left!!

JACK AND THE SKYHOOK by Damien Broderick (2003)
Softcover; Children's fiction, 98 pages; 198mm x 128 mm
AUD$15 + postage
Only 2 left!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New prints!

Giclée prints of this illustration are now available!
Dimensions: 51cm x 26 cm
Price: $180 + postage (via Paypal)
Email me at whackothechook@internode.on.net to reserve your print!