It's Virtual Launch time!
24 - 31 October 2016
24 - 31 October 2016
I'm delighted to mark the launch of my very first self-illustrated book - Australia Illustrated - with a week of celebrations, from Monday 24 to Monday 31 October. The book will hit Australian shelves on 1 November, as well as the US, Canada and New Zealand. It will be released in the UK on 28 November.
Click here to learn all about the book and what you'll find inside (or if you don't like clicking, you can scroll to the bottom of this post).
The following posts will go live through the week--they will not be active until the day and time they're posted on, so check back for live links as the week unfolds!
Monday 24 October
WIN! A copy of the book - three to give away
A video peek at my studio
Tuesday 25 October
Sneak Peek!--see inside the book!
WIN! An original illustration from the book - six to give away
Wednesday 26 October
Book Trailer reveal!
Thursday 27 October
Fun 4 Kids! - some Australia Illustrated activities
Friday 28 October
Please won't you name my characters? - your chance to name some of the kids in my book!
Saturday 29 October
Buy Australia Illustrated, with free postage
Sunday 30 October
Before and Afters - some fascinating production peeks!
Monday 31 October
Cups of Tea with Friends ... articles, reviews, interviews and more
Virtual Launch Wrap-up
Tuesday 1 November
Character name revealed! - was your name chosen?
Book winners revealed!
Wednesday 2 November
52-Week Illustration Challenge bonus challenge winner
You can also follow along on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with hashtag #ausillo.
I hope you have fun!
And if you are Canberra-based or in town to enjoy our fabulous Spring weather, I'd love to see you at my launch at Harry Hartog bookstore in Woden on Saturday 5 November! Details below.
About le book!
(November 2016, EK Books, $29.99, hard cover + cloth-bound, 96 pages, 9781925335217)
Australia. Big. Beautiful. Diverse. From First People to washing lines and crocodiles, football and sunshine, koalas and Akubras, skyscrapers and beaches that squeak, this 96-page tome is an illustrious homage to this wide brown land and its rich and varied multicultural communities.
Vibrantly illustrated with watercolour, ink, mono-printing and digital art, Australia Illustrated not only celebrates the more ‘typical’ Australian flora, fauna and landmarks, it showcases the everyday quirks and idiosyncrasies that make Australia unique. Types of rain, Greek street food, Sydney ferries, cattle breeds, plants of the Daintree—even the quokka selfie epidemic—will delight both children and adults.
Divided into Australia-wide entries and also elements from each state and territory, readers will learn more about the endemic plants, animals, foods, landmarks, sports and oddities that make the regions around Australia special.
Whimsical, humorous and high in detail, this is Australia like you’ve never seen it before. Grab your snorkel. Let’s dive in.
Australia Illustrated marks the illustration debut of award-winning author, Tania McCartney.