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Greg has been producing comics, animation, and illustrations since he clutched a crayon as a small boy in his native Saskatchewan. Attending Vancouver’s Emily Carr College of Art, he studied animation and was a significant contributor to the indy comics scene, editing the anthology Spatter and self-publishing Dan Panic.

After freelance work in animation studios across Canada, he took a crazy-brave stab at a manga career in Tokyo. Despite this being a case of shipping coals to Newcastle, his 1989 work Live Wires was published by a mercifully obscure arm of Sukola. Greg went back to animation desks in London, Sydney, and eventually Adelaide, directing commercials for the likes of Nestle and Kellogg’s, animating episodes of Ren and Stimpy (among others), and releasing numerous prize-winning short films.

Greg has illustrated over 40 children’s books and in 2008 he and author Ruth Starke created the Captain Congo graphic novel series for young readers. Three volumes featuring the gorilla detective/adventurer have thus far been published, the first being recognized with a Picture Book of the Year nomination by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. Captain Congo also had a successful run with new serialized adventures in NSW The School Magazine in 2014 and 2015.

Greg and Ruth also collaborated on the acclaimed An Anzac Tale, a graphic novel retelling the events of Australia’s involvement in the WW1 Gallipoli campaign with a cast of Australian fauna.

His other major project is the ongoing In For The Krill, a dark take on the world of the emperor penguin with animation scriptwriter Jill Brett.

Greg continues to serve the world of animation, recently directing a film for the University of Oxford, being a member of the selection committee for the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, and supplying storyboards for Figaro Pho and Bogan Entertainment Solutions’s Monster Beach for Cartoon Network Asia.


Greg looks forward to meeting all his fans in Adelaide in November 2016, and will participate in signing sessions throughout Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) in Adelaide.

Panel times:

  • Adelaide – 1:00pm Sunday

This information is correct at the time of writing but please check the Event Programme for the final timetable, including time and location within the events.

Guest confirmed, health and other commitments pending.

		
		

Previous Appearances

  • Adelaide 2013
  • Adelaide 2014
  • Adelaide 2016

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