Andrew Joyner

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Andrew Joyner is an internationally published illustrator and author. His credits include 'The Terrible Plop', written by Ursula Dubosarsky (Shortlisted, CBCA awards and Prime Minister's Literary Awards, 2010), and the best-selling Boris series. His most recent work includes an illustrated cookbook by George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan called 'Your Place or Mine'as well as a new collaboration with Ursula Dubosarsky entitled 'Too Many Elephants in This House'. Along with his book work, Andrew regularly contributes illustrations to a range of newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Sun-Herald, and Reader's Digest. He lives in Strathalbyn, South Australia with his family and a continually expanding flock of sheep, ducks, chickens, guinea pigs and so on.

Author's Comment: Q: What's a typical writing and illustrating day? A: I work from home, so I get started around 9 am, once the kids are at school and the sheep and chooks and ducks have been let out and served breakfast. And then I just get on with whatever I need to do that day, be it drawing or writing or both. There's always some kind of deadline to meet (or just politely acknowledge as it sails past). I always finish work at 5 pm - there's my family to hang out with, and of course sheep and chooks and ducks which now need dinner and locking away. Sounds exciting right! I really try to avoid working at night (after the kids have gone to bed), but inevitably I do (especially when working on a series - they are lots of work). And I keep the weekends free.

Nationality: Australian

Featured series by Andrew Joyner

Duck and Hippo (Ages 5 and up)
Boris (Ages 6 and up)