Children’s Books

Jules has illustrated over thirty books, most of them for children. He has worked with all seven of the major publishers in Australia, which has been fun every single time.

Most recently, Jules has created The Quest Diaries of Max Crack about a boy moving to a new town who decides to concrete over his old embarrassments and start afresh, doing all those things he’s always wanted to do. He calls them his ‘Quests’ and they include everyday adventures like winning a trophy or getting his picture in the local newspaper. But as seen through the lens of Max’s particularly unique perspective.

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Here’s some of the other books Jules has done:
  • The WeirDo series with comedian Anh Do (Scholastic)
  • The Kaboom Kid series with cricketer David Warner (Simon & Schuster)
  • Some of Doctor Karl‘s books (Pan Macmillan)
  • The Leo Da Vinci series with Michael Pryor (Random House)
  • The Stinky Street series with Alex Ratt (Pan Macmillan)

Jules is publishing a number of things at present, including two short stories in the anthologies Total Quack Up Again (in which he also illustrated the whole book) and Funnybones (in which his name fell off the cover due to a slippery kind of ink they used)