Bren MacDibble

October 11, 2009

Go Go Gecko Comes Alive!

Filed under: Uncategorized — macdibble @ 1:45 am

The books I signed contracts for a few months ago with Blake Education are having life breathed into them courtesy of some very fine illustrators.

Jan D’Silva is doing wonderful stuff with Go Go Gecko, and is one half of a partnership that runs an animation studio called Moving Ideas Animation.

I know you all want to see the dancing gecko so here is a sneak peak:

(Removed as book is now published)

Thanks Jan, these are gorgeous!



  1. Bren these are gorgeous. Can’t wait to see it all packaged up into a beautiful book shaped baby.

    Comment by Jackie Hosking — October 11, 2009 @ 2:20 am | Reply

  2. Wonderful! MacD, is on a roll.

    Comment by Sangay Glass — October 11, 2009 @ 2:34 am | Reply

  3. That is one cute gecko, Bren!

    Comment by Trudie Trewin — October 11, 2009 @ 2:36 am | Reply

  4. That’s fantastic, Bren. And I love the kids with their hands up. Hillarious.

    Comment by Trish — October 11, 2009 @ 2:52 am | Reply

  5. They look great, Bren!

    Comment by Shayne Parkinson — October 11, 2009 @ 2:59 am | Reply

  6. So gorgeous, Bren. I just love geckos. Can’t wait to read the book.

    Comment by savingaussiebooks — October 11, 2009 @ 3:49 am | Reply

  7. Great illustrations, great words. This will make one fantastic book. Yay Bren.

    Comment by Kim Rackham — October 11, 2009 @ 5:55 am | Reply

  8. What a fun story this will be, Bren. Thanks for posting the illustrations. I can see kids all over Australia wishing geckos hid in their classrooms too!

    Comment by Marie Alafaci — October 11, 2009 @ 11:24 pm | Reply

  9. Looks like load of fun.

    Comment by aussiechristmas — October 12, 2009 @ 12:08 am | Reply

  10. Very cute and sounds a lot of fun, Bren.

    Comment by dale — October 12, 2009 @ 5:29 am | Reply

  11. Love it. Hope it does well.

    Comment by Greta Thain — October 12, 2009 @ 7:31 am | Reply

  12. Hey, they are great, clever Jan and I don’t remember seeing the publishing announcements so clever Bren too.

    I also don’t remember posting here so he/she must be a different Dale.

    Comment by Dale — October 12, 2009 @ 7:34 am | Reply

  13. Gotta love that great gecko. If I was a kid I’d be figthing the urge not to colour him in on my copy – he’s such fun. OK – I admit it – I do want to colour him in!

    Comment by Sandy Fussell — October 12, 2009 @ 8:30 am | Reply

  14. Brilliant to see these roughs, Bren. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Angela Sunde — October 12, 2009 @ 9:15 am | Reply

  15. Hey Bren

    Love the expression on the gecko’s face – and the teachers – can’t wait to see the finished book.

    Well done you!

    Bye 4 now

    Comment by Tina C — October 12, 2009 @ 9:49 am | Reply

  16. Dale, meet Dale, Dale, Dale. Harcombe, meet Furse. Furse, meet Harcombe. Dale is a writer and Dale is a writer. Dale is Australian and Dale is Australian. I’m sure you’d have a lot to chat about if you both met at a party somewhere.

    I announced them way back in May. There’s four of them actually.

    Sandy… the colour is coming… it’s coming… hang tight! These are the roughs… Jan just does really polished roughs.

    Thank you all for loving them. It means a lot because you’re all so wonderful and talented.

    Comment by macdibble — October 12, 2009 @ 10:17 am | Reply

  17. Just drifted over from Authonomy. Love the illustrations!The frog is wonderful!!

    Comment by ajk — October 16, 2009 @ 5:17 pm | Reply

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