I’m very proud to announce that I am just one of many authors, illustrators and downright funny people involved with the creation of “FUNNY BONES”!
My contribution “How Not To Build a Robot” began life as a picture book idea, that I had a few years ago called “My Rude Robot”. But other than some half written verses and a few concept drawings, I didn’t really find a good home for it.
So when I was invited to take part in Funny Bones by author Oliver Phommavanh, I knew exactly which story I wanted to bring back to life.
After blowing off the digital dust from a long lost folder, I set about polishing up the story and giving the rough illustrations a new upgrade.
This is ROBBIE-4
ORIGINAL CONCEPT ART
Here are a few images from my early concept work of “My Rude Robot”
I hope you enjoy the book and my story! It’s all for an excellent cause, so please consider supporting.
FUNNY BONES OFFICIAL BLURB
If you think you've heard every funny story there is then think again ... Funny Bones is a super-huge collection of rib-tickling stories, cartoons, jokes and much, much more that's bound to get even the most serious kid laughing.
With over 100 funny stories, hilarious poems and side-splitting drawings from some of Australia's favourite and funniest people including Zoe Foster Blake, Josh Pyke, Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton, Hannah Gadsby, Lawrence Leung, Michelle Law, Adrian Beck, Katrina Nannestad, James O'Loghlin, Tom Jellett, Gus Gordon, Danny Katz, Mitch Vane, Sally Rippin, Tristan Bancks, Jessica Walton, Dougal Macpherson, Garth Nix, The Listies, Georgia Productions as well as Oliver Phommavanh and Kate & Jol Temple, Funny Bones will be a bumper addition to any child's bookshelf. It might get you laughing out loud, but it's all for a serious cause - all royalties go to the international aid charity, War Child Australia.
About the Authors
Kate and Jol Temple write funny books for kids. Their award-winning book Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade was selected as a CBCA Honour Book and inspired the ridiculous spin-off, Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie. Kate and Jol are ambassadors for Raising Literacy Australia.
Oliver Phommavanh loves to make people laugh on stage as a comedian, and on the page as a children's author of books such as Thai-riffic!, Con-nerdand Natural Born Loser. War Child is an international relief and development agency dedicated to providing immediate, effective and sustainable aid to children affected by war. War Child was formed in 1993 in response to conflict in the former Yugoslavia, and has since expanded its work to conflicts worldwide. War Child Australia is an all-volunteer organisation that was established in July 2002. Since that time, War Child Australia has been committed to providing aid to young victims of war all around the world.