Not content with dazzling audiences on stage and screen, actor Richard Roxburgh has turned to writing and illustrating children's books. His first, Artie and the Grime Wave, is an awesome adventure complete with great mates, dodgy dealings and supersonic farts. He tells Matt Stanton how he invented his crazy cast and brought them to life through his drawings. You can also create your own characters that leap off the page. Rec. age 7


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Matt Stanton (Australian)

Matt Stanton

Matt Stanton is a bestselling children’s author and illustrator who has sold more than 1 million books. His middle-grade series, Funny Kid, debuted as the #1 Australian kids’ book and has fans all around the world. He has 16 picture books to his name, including the bestselling Fart Monster and Me and Books That Drive Kids Crazy! Series and is currently creating his immensely popular graphic novel series, The Odds. Matt lives in Sydney with his wife, bestselling author Beck Stanton, and their children.