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Did you know Jules won the Book of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards with Anh Do for the first WeirDo book in 2014? They also won Best Designed Book for Children and Best Cover at the Australian Book Design Awards as well as an Honours in the KOALAs 2014. Plus Weirdo 3 has been nominated for three awards in 2015 and David Warner’s Kaboom Kid series has been nominated for Best Designed Series at the ABDAs.
Did you know Jules is also an award-winning cartoonist? He’s won three prizes in the Rotary Cartoon Awards Best Comic Strip category, coming second in 2009 and 2010 before getting first place in 2013.
On top of this, Jules’ talents lie in many fields including: caricature art, realistic illustration, teaching workshops, public speaking, pizza making, animation, writing and wearing sneakers.
Brief resume of stuff Jules has done within the last few years –
– Illustrated over 14 kids’ books including Anh Do’s WeirDo series, David Warner’s Kaboom Kid series, Michael Pryor’s Leo Da Vinci series and Damean Posner’s Helix series.
– TAFE teacher (Comicbook Illustration and Storyboarding & Scriptwriting)
– Hundreds of cartooning workshops for people of all ages
– Live caricature artist, drawing over 30 000 people for hundreds of corporations
– Animator on Disney program The Proud Family
– Editorial cartoonist on four regional newspapers
Here’s a link to an online interview with Jules from 2011.
Jules is also enjoying his third term as President of the Australian Cartoonists Association, the world’s oldest cartooning organisation and is the dad to a devil-may-care 7 year old girl.