Two Sides of the Story: Picture Story Authors
A picture really is worth a thousand words, creating new worlds and new readers. In this discussion, two of the craft’s leading exponents, Roland Harvey and Alison Lester, paint a picture of the business of making picture stories.
Collaborators Harvey and Lester discuss working together, researching their subjects, aspects of their individual styles, being subversive and how they found their way into the job.
Roland Harvey was born in Melbourne and has always loved drawing. He trained as an architect but is best-known for his distinctive books, calendars and greeting cards.
In a career spanning decades, Alison Lester has written many books and has won several prestigious awards including the 2005 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. Alison was Australia’s Inaugural Children’s Laureate from 2011 to 2013.