I was approached by Penguin publishers to design the beautifully illustrated children's book Did 'You Hear a Monster?' by Raymond McGrath.
The book is the third in a series by the same author and illustrator, and comes with a CD inside so you can sing along with the adorably fluffy Frederick.
I worked with Huia Publishers to design these educational graphic novels aimed at high school aged boys as a way of raising their interest in reading.
Arohanui, the original graphic novel, tells the story of two hostile tribes: one thriving, the other starving and forced to enter into a hard bargain to survive. In the midst of the conflict, two lovers from opposing tribes, Kahu and Kuratawhiti, plan to bring their warring tribes together through their marriage. But tragedy looms as Kahu defends his beloved Kuratawhiti against his treasured sister, Mira, who unleashes a lifetime of rage on Kuratawhiti and her people.
The graphic novels Meariki and The Nameless One are prequels to Arohanui, and all three were published in both English and Maori.
Pihi is a series of picture book with no text. Published by Huia Publishers, these 'wordless' books are intended for children to explore without fear of error, allowing them to interpret stories in their own way, instigating conversations and discussions, and teaching skills such as sequencing and predicting outcomes.
As well as designing the books, I also designed the logo and illustrated the books Te Mara Kai a Koro and Ki Te Hoe