First Review and Welcoming Home Artwork

This week saw the first pre-release review for Ollie and Augustus in Books + Publishing with a 4.5 stars rating.

“Evans’ illustrations are so pleasing – recalling, in the best way, illustrations such as Emily Gravett and Peter H. Reynolds.” Extract – Books + Publishing.

There’s a combination of excitement and trepidation knowing my book is already winging its way around Australian book reviewers.

I’ve ended my week with the return of my art from Walker Books Australia. It’s been a year since I’ve seen them and I’d forgotten how BIG Augustus is in this picture! Love revisiting the artwork. It’s like I’m seeing them for the first time.

Action plan for my new picture book

Action plan for my new picture book with Walker Books Australia

My new picture book, Ollie and Augustus (Walker Books), is only a few months away from being released.

I’ve been scribbling up action plans for book launches, signings and school and library visits across NSW (September – October) and WA (November – December).

If you think your local school or library would like me to visit please let them know or send me their details here.

Ollie and Augustus – Finished Art for my 2019 Picture Book

Today I finished the art for Augustus and Ollie, my new picture book with Walker Books Australia.

So excited for this book – featuring Ollie and his best friend (and dog) Augustus.

The idea was first conceived in 2014 over a tea (or was it a coffee? Definitely a hot beverage) with a sketch of a large dog and small boy. Fast forward four years and this sketch has become my 25th illustrated book and the first picture book I’ve both written and illustrated for Walker Books.

Released Australia wide in early 2019.
Ollie and Augustus by Gabriel Evans
Find some of my other books here.

Quokka Selfie and Escape from the Studio

A quokka selfie was among the highlights during a brief holiday from my studio.

Two weeks exploring Western Australian beaches and karri forests reminded me how lucky I am to live in this remote part of the world.

Refreshed and refocused I’m back in the studio finishing off my latest picture book with Walker Books.

I look forward to showing sneak peaks from this new book soon.

Quokka selfie with Gabriel Evans