Chapter Books

Chapter books

One of my favourite styles of drawing; black and white line work for chapter books. I’ve been very lucky to have such great stories to work with, and look forward to getting busy with more soon.

I’ve created literally hundreds of chapter book artworks, (The Dragon Blood Pirates series was over 650 on their own!). Here’s a selection of pages from various titles, and a few of my own stories for good measure.

Click here to read about Angry Birds Treasure Island.
Click here to read about One it is and it is One.
Click here to read about the Dragon Blood Pirates.

Angry Birds Treasure Island

The Angry Birds and the Bad Piggies star in this mash-up of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. With seafaring birds, pirate pigs, mermaids, and the infamous Octopig, this spoof is sure to appeal to every Angry Birds fan.

Jay, Jim and Jake Hawkins long to be sailors and spend their days listening to old Billy Beak’s tales of the high seas. So when they discover Billy Beak’s long-hidden treasure map, they immediately set sail accompanied by a crew of suspiciously green pirate birds, led by a cook called Long John Smooth Cheeks . . .

Can the Hawkinses find the fabled Easter Egg Island, and can they trust their new pirate shipmates? Find out in this epic, swashbuckling adventure based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s original story.

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Cut out wooden piggies as a diversionary tactic.

Cut out wooden piggies as a diversionary tactic.

Gazing wistfully out to sea to see what they can see.

Gazing wistfully out to sea to see what they can see.

Contraption mayhem again.

Contraption mayhem again.

Ye treasure lurkeths here or yar.

Ye treasure lurkeths here or yar.

Loitering on the dockside, waiting for a ship and tide.

Loitering on the dockside, waiting for a ship and tide.

Getting to grips with life on board the ship.

Getting to grips with life on board the ship.

A phenomenally complex contraption, ready to pound into action.

A phenomenally complex contraption, ready to pound into action.

 


 One it is, and it is one

Self-published to celebrate the dogs first birthday.  Yes, I know this is very sad, however, I thoroughly enjoyed creating it, and drew some of my favourite pictures for it, so it ain’t all bad.
Frozen swimming lessons.

Frozen swimming lessons.

Smothering me with love.

Smothering me with love.

Whirling dervish - flying teapot.

Whirling dervish – flying teapot.

Taking up the ENTIRE sofa.

Taking up the ENTIRE sofa.

 


Dragon Blood Pirates

A series of 18 chapter books for Hachette Australia written by Eleanor Combe and illustrated by me. Some 650 odd drawings over the course of a year and a half of work.
Shrunken heads swaying by the topknots to keep invaders at bay.

Shrunken heads swaying by the topknots to keep invaders at bay.

Swish swish chop chop chop - cutting a path through the overgrown undergrowth.

Swish swish chop chop chop – cutting a path through the overgrown undergrowth.

Who's that lurking in the crease of this tree?

Who’s that lurking in the crease of this tree?

Beware the low flying spears - they're deadly.

Beware the low flying spears – they’re deadly.

Making plans underneath the sails.

Making plans underneath the sails.

Stanley Spong confiding some information to Captain Gunner.

Stanley Spong confiding some information to Captain Gunner.

Captain Gunner and Snotty Nell wrestling for a chest of treasure amid the turbulent seas.

Captain Gunner and Snotty Nell wrestling for a chest of treasure amid the turbulent seas.

Dragon Blood Pirates – Book 1 “Death Diamond”

What are Al and Owen doing on a small rocky outcrop in the middle of the ocean? Does it have anything to do with the old sea trunk they were peering into only seconds ago? And are the pirates who rescue them friends – or foes?

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Dragon Blood Pirates – Book 2 – “Doubloons and Disasters”

Al and Owen are back in the Dragon Blood Islands, this time kidnapped by the terrifying Captain Blacktooth. But there are secrets out there that must be unearthed. Will Al and Owen be the ones to uncover the biggest mystery of all?

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Dragon Blood Pirates – Book 7 – “The Deathless Pirate King”

Princess Haree of Ruby Island has been kidnapped by an evil pirate named Razor Toe, and it’s up to Al and Owen to rescue her. But there’s a lot more to Razor Toe than meets the eye…

Can the boys survive a battle with a deathless pirate king?

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Dragon Blood Pirates – Book 10 – “The Evil Pearl”

On Pearl Island lives an evil pirate whose wrinkled cheeks are covered in boils. In order to look young and beautiful again, she must sacrifice thirty children to the terrifying monster that lives in the sea. Can Al and Owen stop her before it’s too late?

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Dragon Blood Pirates – Book 11 – “The Zombie’s Treasure”

On a dark, eerie night Al and Owen find themselves abroad a strange boat with a terrifying-looking man: Velvetfoot, the last of the deathless pirates, who turns everyone he encounters into zombies…

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Dragon Blood Pirates – Book 12 – “The Power of the Scabbard”

The Scabbard of Invincibility has finally had its powers restored and it is time to return it to Sabre Island. When Al and Owen travel there, they are delighted to meet up with their friend Captain Gunner. But can Gunner be trusted?

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Dragon Blood Pirates – Book 13 – “Slitgut and Emerald Eyes”

Captain Slitgut wants to be king of the Dragon Blood Pirates. First he steals the emerald eyes from the idol on Sabre Island, then he plans to come back and kill all the elephants! Will Al and Owen be able to stop him?

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Dragon Blood Pirates – Book 14 – “Dead Man’s Whirlpool”

Al and Owen return to the Dragon Blood Islands, only to be captured by Captain Slitgut. He forces them to walk the plank and they are sucked into the dreaded Dead Man’s Whirlpool. No one makes it out of there alive…Or do they?

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Dragon Blood Pirates – Book 15 – “Voodoo Temple”

Legends say there is treasure hidden deep within the abandoned voodoo temple on Ruby Island. But the treasure is cursed, and Al and Owen are warned not to go looking for it. Will they heed the warning?

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Dragon Blood Pirates – Book 16 – “Graveyard Diamonds”

A fortune in diamonds is buried in a grave on Casket Island. Al and Owen set sail to find the treasure with Captain Gunner and his crew. But can they trust everyone on board? And what other secrets does the grave hold?

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Dragon Blood Pirates – Book 17 – “Ransom”

The dreaded Captain Slitgut has kidnapped Al’s sister, Hally, and her friend Grenda. Al and Owen must rescue the girls, but a jungle of angry apes, a perilous cliff and three huge bloodthirsty dogs stand in their way.

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Dragon Blood Pirates – Book 18 – “The Power of the Sabre”

Deep in the heart of Dragon Island lies the sorcerer’s workshop. Does it hold the key to unleashing the power of the Dragon Blood Sabre? And will Al and Owen be able to harness its magic before it falls into the hands of their enemies?

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