David Cornish studied illustration at the University of South Australia, where in 1993 he began to compile a series of notebooks: over the next ten years he filled 23 journals with his pictures, definitions, ideas and histories of his world, the “Half-Continent”. It wasn’t until 2003 that a chance encounter with a children’s publisher gave him an opportunity to develop these ideas further. Learning of his journals, she urged him to write a story from his world. From this grew the Monster Blood Tattoo series.
Ewart Shaw talked to him about his work.
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