Matt Cosgrove


Matt Cosgrove, lover of words, pictures and books in general, is the author and illustrator of the exciting new series Epic Fail Tales. These totally disgusting, yet completely awesome, retellings of classic fairy tales with a twist include Snow Man and the Seven Ninjas, Attack of the Giant Robot Zombie Mermaid and, coming soon, Little Stunt Riding Hood. Guaranteed no sloppy kissing, no handsome princes and no happily ever after! This year Matt was the official ambassador for Scholastic National Family Reading Month as well as the winner of the inaugural NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge BookFest Illustrator Battle.


In a long and varied career, Matt has been the creative director of Australian fashion magazine marie claire, lecturer in comic art at Western Sydney University and one of the guys who drew the catch phrases for the TV show Burgo’s Catch Phrase(really!). He has illustrated countless picture books, collaborating with industry legends such as Jackie French and Glenda Millard. He has also campaigned tirelessly for the inclusion of Pictionary as an Olympic sport (not really – but he definitely should).


Brace yourself for an avalanche of new books written and illustrated by Matt coming your way!