Step into the hilarious, adventurous world of Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies, created by The Chaser’s Andrew Hansen and illustrator Jessica Roberts. Explore the world of Mumphis, a lost city in the Egyptian desert; create your own Pharaoh’s beard; and take a selfie with Bab and his animal mummy friends, Prong and Scaler.

Join Andrew and Jessica for some side-splitting drawing workshops from 2.30pm-3.30pm.

Andrew Hansen (Australian)

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When Andrew Hansen isn't writing about animal mummies, he writes and performs comedy. He hops on stage whenever he feels brave enough. Working with his friends in a group called The Chaser, he's written funny newspapers and books. The Chaser have also made TV shows with silly names like Media Circus, The Hamster Wheel, The Chaser's War On Everything, and even one called CNNNN, which has more Ns in a row than any other show.

Jessica Roberts (Australian)

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Jessica Roberts writes, draws and films stories. Jessica grew up surrounded by an odd collection of pets including dogs, quails, chickens, sheep, goats, rabbits and a donkey who’d bite holes in your clothes if you weren’t careful. During a trip to Egypt, Jessica got the idea for Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard when she saw real mummified animals in a spooky museum.