Two Sides of the Story: Picture Story Authors

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.


Portrait of Roland Harvey

Roland Harvey

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.

Portrait of Alison Lester

Alison Lester

Alison Lester is the author and illustrator of some of Australia’s most well-loved and bestselling children’s books.

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