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Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Greg began self-publishing comic books from primary school and was very active in Vancouver’s cartooning scene while attending Emily Carr College of Art and Design. He dropped out and found work at animation studios across Canada, until taking a crazy-brave stab at a manga career in Tokyo. In 1989 his 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 also illustrated nearly 40 children’s books and when seeing a lack of comics for young readers, found a way to get back into his favourite medium.

In 2008 he and author Ruth Starke created Captain Congo and 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 a new serialized adventure in The School Magazine this 2014.

Greg and Ruth further 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 graphic novel “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 releasing his tenth short film “Sumo Lake”, creating a segment for Weird Al Yankovic’s “Polka Face”, and supplying storyboards for television series such as “Pearlie”, “Pirate Express” and “Get Ace”.


Greg looks forward to meeting all his fans at Supanova and will be appearing throughout Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) in Adelaide. Greg will also participate in a Q&A panel on Sunday in Adelaide.

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

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