CKT's Featured Illustrators
Welcome to Creative Kids Tales, Bruce Whatley.
The exceptional author and illustrator, Bruce Whatley, has produced over 80 children’s picture books. Bruce is highly-regarded for his creative nous. His remarkable ability to draw on various artistic techniques and mediums to express a diverse, striking and compelling visual narrative, has been commended by those in the industry and his ever growing audience.
Welcome to Creative Kids Tales Dave Hackett.
I am very excited to welcome to Creative Kids Tales this month the uber-awesome cartoonist, Dave Hackett.
Not often do you get to say you have met a super hero, but when it comes to Dave Hackett, it’s the actual truth. He is known in certain circles as ‘Texta Man’. (Parts of this interview may be fiction or just lies we haven’t decided yet)
Welcome to Creative Kids Tales, Gus Gordon.
From motorbike riding stunt chickens to oboe playing crocodiles, internationally acclaimed illustrator and author, Gus Gordon, is ingenious in creating books for the vast array of children’s book lovers. Age is no barrier to the type of books that Gus is able to produce. Writing for small people and big people alike, anyone who enjoys reading can find solace within the colourful, eclectic and whimsical pages of his books.
Welcome to Creative Kids Tales, Jules Faber.
Wow! Last month we featured an Oscar winner and this month a President! Yes, a President.
Jules Faber, President of the Australian Cartoonists’ Association, the world’s oldest cartooning association. A position he was elected to in 2009 and again in 2012.
Welcome to Creative Kids Tales, award winning picture book illustrator Nina Rycroft!
Nina spent her early childhood in London, growing up with iconic characters created by the likes of Beatrix Potter as well as the classic Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear.
Later, she worked as a graphic designer in Sydney before turning her hand to illustration.
Welcome to Creative Kids Tales Serena Geddes.
I am very excited to welcome to Creative Kids Tales this month the exceptionally gifted illustrator, Serena Geddes.
Serena was born in Melbourne and grew up in the beach side suburb of Brighton. Her early years were spent scribbling on just about whatever she could find, including her parent’s piano. A mistake! Even back then Serena autographed her illustrations which guaranteed her punishment although she did her best to blame her sister for doodles she had decorated the house with.
Stephen Michael King
Welcome to Creative Kids Tales, Stephen Michael King.
Stephen Michael King was born in 1963 in Sydney. His younger years were spent exploring the adventures within books and drawing. Life was relatively uneventful during his early school years until he suffered the loss of his hearing from eight. With his world now silent, Stephen looked to his family and teachers for support.
First there was Martin & Lewis, Abbott & Costello, Laurel & Hardy and then there was Griffiths and Denton. Each both as comical and even more recognised in Australian homes today than those other fellows I mentioned before. We’ve chatted with Andy Griffiths previously now it’s Terry Denton’s turn in the hot seat.
What can I say about Terry Denton? He is a legend and a genius. Well that pretty much sums up his intro. No, you want more. Ok then…
Welcome to Creative Kids Tales, Tony Flowers.
Slipping on my detective hat, I have uncovered the following information about this month’s featured illustrator, Tony Flowers.
Tony has recently been released back into the Australian population after spending time with Weredragons, Werewolves, Samurais and Ninjas and a sprinkling of time travelling dinosaurs. I understand it was his illustrating talents that saved him. His previous life as a glass blower may have offered assistance, but that is unconfirmed.