My first book was published in 1975 and I’ve had the great good fortune to work in children’s book publishing ever since. In other words I have never had a proper job.

My studio these days seems to be the dining table in our house in the swamp by the beach in far Northern New South Wales. There is a proper studio downstairs for 'traditional media' and a 'digital media' studio upstairs. The plan is to make the whole house a studio, eventually.  My wife Jennifer, Waldo the dog  keep me company. We used to have babies but they grew up and went away. (sad face)

Mostly I write and illustrate humour because I am a moderately funny person, in a serious sort of way. When not working, I garden and walk with Waldo on the beach. I read many books at once and usually forget to finish them.