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Kerry Argent

Author, Illustrator

Kerry Argent is one of Australia’s finest and most highly acclaimed illustrators. Her first picture book, One Woolly Wombat was published while she was still at art school and went on to become an international bestseller. For over a decade, Kerry combined illustrating books with her job as Art Director at Omnibus Books in Adelaide. She now illustrates full time and works on texts of her own, like India the Show-Stopper, as well as continuing to collaborate with Australia’s best known picture book writers, including Margaret Wild (Ruby Roars).

Where were you born?

Angaston, SA

What other jobs have you had?

Designer/Art Director – Omnibus Books, Consultant Designer/Production – Wakefield Press, Lecturer – UniSA, Freelance Designer

What themes are recurring in your work?

Animal welfare and conservation. The environment.

What have been the highlights of your career?

Well I guess right now….is seeing “One Woolly Wombat” hit 30 years of publication!

Where have your works been published?

The US, Britain, South East Asia, Japan, Korea

What are you passionate about?

Animal welfare, the environment, a simple life, drawing, reading and my hobbies. Adventures.

Haven’t I seen you before?

I’ve been around for 30 years…

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