This is the first picture book I’ve both written and illustrated. Thanks to my fantastic editor, Nancy, and the creative Walker Books Australia team that got behind me in making this book.
And a special shout out to the two dogs that inspired Augustus – Lacie and Bry.
Ollie and Augustus is already popping up in bookshops around Australia and online including Dymocks.
Two book launches will kick off in NSW at Berkelouw Books Leichhardt and The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft, followed by at least two in WA at Paper Bird Children’s Books and my hometown. More details on my events page. Join me in celebrating!
“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.
Creating a chicken illustration is always fun – they have such personalities! This extract, from a larger painting, is of a bantam rooster crowing… Very similar to how I looked today coming up with a new picture book idea!