Join Remy Lai, the creator of Pawcasso, and hear all about the inspiration behind her heartfelt and hopeful new junior graphic novel series, Surviving the Wild. Meet Star the elephant and Rainbow the koala as they face up to spiders, the ocean and the scariest thing of all...humans! This session is perfect for budding conservationists excited to learn more about the natural world and how we can all do our part to protect it.

This event is hosted by author, illustrator, literacy ambassador and professional mischief-maker Mick Elliott. 

Recommended for ages five and up.

Remy Lai (Australian)

Remy Lai

Remy Lai studied fine arts, with a major in painting and drawing. She was born in Indonesia, grew up in Singapore, and currently lives in Brisbane where she writes and draws stories for kids with her two dogs by her side. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Pie in the Sky, Fly on the Wall and the middle-grade graphic novel Pawcasso. Her new junior graphic novel series, Surviving the Wild, will be out March, 2022.

Mick Elliott (Australian)

Mick Elliott

Mick Elliott is an author, illustrator, literacy ambassador and professional mischief-maker. His debut trilogy, The Turners, was nominated for an Aurealis Award and his illustrated middle-grade series, Squidge Dibley, has been sold in six international territories. Mick has contributed stories and illustrations to many bestselling anthologies. His first picture book series will be released late 2023 by Walker Books. Mick has written and produced acclaimed children’s programs for Nickelodeon, the Sesame Workshop, Channel TEN and the ABC. He lives in Sydney with his family and their cavoodle named Gypsy.