Leigh Hobbs

Artist and author Leigh Hobbs is the creator of the characters Old Tom, Mr Chicken, Mr Badger, Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig and the feral students in 4F for Freaks. Old Tom was adapted into a popular animated TV series while Mr Chicken and Horrible Harriet have recently appeared on the Sydney Opera House stage. Mr Chicken Goes to Paris was shortlisted for the 2010 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Leigh's latest book is Freaks on the Loose.