The Hueys, from the new series by Oliver Jeffers, look the same, think the same and do the same things. The artist himself is renowned for his unique illustrative style and eclectic body of work. He talks to Annette Shun Wah about standing out from the crowd.
Annette Shun Wah (Australian)
Annette Shun Wah is a freelance broadcaster, actor and writer. She has been published in various anthologies including Grandma Magic, edited by Janet Hutchinson, Growing Up Asian in Australia, edited by Alice Pung, Family Journeys, published by the National Archives of Australia and Come Away With Me, edited by Sarah MacDonald. Her book Banquet – Ten Courses to Harmony, co-written with Greg Aitkin, won a Bronze Award at the 1999 World Food Media Awards. Annette is also one of the founders of Bookmark Media, producing web trailers for books and writing. Annette serves on the board of Sydney Writers’ Festival.
Oliver Jeffers makes art and tells stories. His picture books have won many prestigious awards. Lost and Found was made into an award-winning animated film and The Heart and the Bottle has been made into a highly acclaimed iPad application. His latest picture books are Stuck and The New Jumper, the first book in his brand-new series, The Hueys. Born in Australia, Oliver grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.