My friend Nicci Martin first told me about the talented local illustrator Alex Latimer. According to his Good Reads bio, Alex Latimer lives near the border of a national park so when not writing or drawing, he spends his free time shooing baboons out of his lounge.
His first children’s book, The Boy Who Cried Ninja, was published in April 2011. Between working on more books – he writes and illustrate for magazines, ad campaigns and family birthday cards.
His second picture book is out now – called Penguin’s Hidden Talent.
“It was great fun to work on, and it’s a lovely follow up to The Boy Who Cried Ninja. Basically its about a penguin who wants to enter a talent show – but can’t figure out what he’s good at. After trying a range of skills – including appliance juggling and alphabet burping, he happens on an awesome skill of his own.”
Prints of two of his illustrations are available online HERE.