Special Kev (HB)
On the day I was born Mum planted red roses and rolled out the red carpet. She called me Special Kev. I am the only one of all my eleventy million cousins who has curly hair, red hair and freckles. Anyway that thing that happened with Nicky Bathgate, well, it wasn't my fault. Chris McKimmie's work cuts straight to the heart of childhood. A book for the whole family to enjoy. First published 2008.
Shortlisted for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Early Childhood 2009.
Chris McKimmie is the convenor and originator of the illustration program at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. He wrote, illustrated and designed a series of 8 children's books in the 1970s, and has designed many covers for the University of Queensland Press. Represented in the Graphics Annual, he has worked as a graphic designer and publications designer for the ABC, the National Parks and Wildlife Services and the University of WA Press. He was production designer for the award-winning short film Stations and the feature-length film Australian Dream, and wrote the lyrics for the songs in both films. He exhibits paintings and drawings -- most recently in a one-man show at Gallery 482 in Brisbane December 2003.