You have mountains of ideas, but how do you pull them together into a book? In this workshop, children’s author and illustrator James Foley looks at just how much heavy-duty mental effort is involved. He took more than four years, on and off, to develop his latest graphic novel, Brobot, rejecting hundreds of character designs, multiple storyboards and lots of weird ideas along the way. James discusses where his gets his ideas and how he learnt to write for children.

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James Foley (Australian)

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James Foley is a children’s author and illustrator. He drew the pictures for My Dead Bunny, which was shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia's 2015 Picture Book of the Year. His latest book, Brobot, is a graphic novel for younger readers and the first book in the S.Tinker Inc series. The next instalment is called Dungzilla and due in late 2017. James comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts.