I'm pleased to announce a new picture book will be coming soon...we've yet to find a publisher for this one, so I'm not announcing the title yet, but I would like to announce the co-writer, my husband Kevin Risk, and our illustrator, Gordon Bagshaw!
Kevin is illustrating my book Tamara Turtle's Life So Far, and has previously done illustrations for the cover of our novella and screenplay They Suck, and for my short children's story Jason and Jake. He is also a writer of genre fiction and a Media Librarian at CBC. We also co-wrote our film Space Zombies: 13 Months of Brain-Spinning Mayhem! and the aforementioned screenplay and novella They Suck.
Gordon Bagshaw, a stay-at-home dog parent of two beautiful shelties, is also a Canadian author and illustrator. Gord grew up in Montreal. Being unable to participate in common sports as a child, due to Nemaline Myopathy, he honed in on other various skills in art and music. Having a natural storyteller for a father, he developed his own vivid imagination and gravitated towards the talent of cartooning at a young age, graduating with honours in creative arts with an emphasis in film and animation. He is the creator of the Frodo the Sheltie online comic strip and the trilogy comic strip galleries of the same name (Kindle through Amazon.com, and paperback through Lulu.com):
Gordon also illustrated Sarah Elvidge’s children book, Sleepy Time for Mammals, a 2014 L.M. Montgomery Literature for Children Award winner (available through Amazon).
Kevin and I are super excited to be working with such a talented artist! And I look forward to telling you more about our collaboration in the coming months...