Author & Illustrator Interview: Dub Leffler

Dub LefflerDub Leffler, from Quirindi in NSW, began his visual career as an animator and has worked as a muralist and art teacher.  He has illustrated several children’s books and has collaborated with Colin Thompson, Shaun Ran and Banksy.  Once there was a boy is the first book Dub has written and illustrated.

Tell us about you in 25 words or less.

I was born on New years day. As well as Aboriginal Heritage,I also have French,Syrian and Irish ancestry. I’ve been playing guitar for over 23yrs.  My favourite colour is green.

Where have you always wanted to visit, but haven’t made it to … yet? (and why)

Morocco…I’m a sucker for Moroccan food!

Where is your favourite place to write?  Describe it to us.

In my head! I can be anywhere and write stories in my head…whether I’m on the bus or just as I’m waking up in bed.

What’s the strangest question you’ve ever been asked (and what was your answer)?

Other than this one? And my answer was… “Other than this one?”

Who or what inspires you?

Kids inspire me,and anybody who has learnt the value of giving.

What is your worst habit?

I take a long time to get ready…even if it’s just going to the shops!

Your favourite word(s) and why?

My favourite word is a place in Somalia called Afgooye.

I met a Cab Driver in Sydney who came from there. It sounds cool when its said aloud.

Tell us about your next project in 25 words or less.

It involves a magical Fisherman and an Ancient Tree…


Just for fun

Tea or coffee? Coffee

Paper books or e-books? Paper books

Vegemite or Marmite? Neither…I like Peanut butter!

Write or type? Write

Poetry or prose? Prose

Beach or bush? Beach

Hot or cold? Hot

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