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Author Visits
25 Aug 2021

In Week 5, we were blessed when two famous authors visited King’s: Dan McGuiness and Mandy Foot.

Dan McGuiness is a popular author/illustrator. He published the graphic novel series ‘Pilot and Huxley’ and is currently best known for illustrating the ‘Hot Dog’ series by Ahn Do. During his presentation, Dan shared his background and what sparked his interest in graphic novels. He shared the process he follows for writing and drawing illustrations. Dan drew inspiration from the students and did live illustrations for each session. The students were very engaged and found his presentation inspiring.

Mandy Foot is a popular picture book author/illustrator and was a hit with our Reception-Year 2 students. She too shared her story of how her love of drawing became her full time job. Using our Book Week theme of ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’, the children helped her create an elephant from another world and gave them inspiration to create their own.