Thursday, April 21, 2011

Alpha Monsters Promo Video

For a little more info about the book. Check out this video Scholastic Australia and I put together. It's aimed at little ones so don't be put off by the Play School style narration.

I supplied all the little animation bits. I didn't have much time to work on them but I'm pleased with the result for a rush job.

Enjoy :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Easter from the Alpha Monsters

Its that time of year again everybody. All the Alpha Monsters wish you a very Happy Easter! Om nom nom!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Alpha Monsters Back Cover

All to often the poor old  back cover illustration gets overlooked by the flashy, in you face Front cover. Relegated to an existence of "not being seen quite as much". Sometimes a curious browser (often a parent) will flip it over and read the blurb, giving the back its moment in the sun. But that's about it.

Well today I'm here to set that straight. Here's the BACK!!! (minus the blurb and bar-codey bits)

ABC you later

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Alpha Monsters Book Signing Photos

On Saturday (9th April) I had the great pleasure of signing copies of Alpha Monsters for the lovely people of Bendigo. There was always that fear in the back of my mind that no one would show and I would be left sitting awkwardly in the corner, twiddling my thumbs.

Turns out I needn't have worried, as for 3 solid hours I signed, chatted and drew monsters for a constant stream of kids, parents and grandparents all there to support the book. It was a fantastic morning and I would like to thank each and every person that took time out of their day, to wait in line and meet me.

Annoyingly my camera battery was as flat as a tack but thankfully a good friend managed to grab a few snaps on her phone. Thanks Nic :

The free lollypops were a hit. Yes a little bit of bribery doesn't hurt every now and then

The line quickly grows and Dymocks staff are happy at the amount of queue induced browsing

Everyone got their own monster

no signs of slowing down

Another inside display and once again the lollypops keeping the little ones busy

everyone young and old likes the Alpha Monsters :)

Once again thanks to everyone to showed up on the day and of course to Dymocks for doing such a great job at short notice. I had a great time. Would I do it again? Absolutely! Might need a little nap first though.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dymocks Book store: Alpha Monsters on Display

Thought I'd share with you a few snaps of the Dymocks Bendigo store the day before the big signing :)
 Apologies for the window reflection, on the plus side you get to see a brief glimpse of the great town I call home.

I made these guys for last years CTN Expo in Burbank, California. They are well travelled little fellas!

and just look what greets you when first walk in the store :) Thanks Dymocks you've done an awesome job!