Gus Gordon

Gus Gordon is an illustrator and author. He grew up on a farm in northern NSW and, after leaving school, worked on cattle stations all over Australia before deciding to pursue a drawing career. He moved to Sydney and studied at the Julian Ashton School of Art.

Gus illustrated his first children's book in 1996 and has now illustrated and written over 70 books for children. Gus's first picture book, Wendy, is about a motorcycle-riding stunt chicken and was selected as a Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable Book in the 2010 Book of the Year Awards. He then released a picture book set in New York called Herman and Rosie, which was nominated as Picture Book of the Year for 2013, and was selected for the Society of Illustrators 2013 Original Art Show in New York for best illustrated children's books.

Gus Gordon's latest picture book released in November 2016 is called Somewhere else, an irresistable story about a duck called George, the possibility of adventure, and taking risks to realise what you value most. Somewhere Else has been sold into countries around the world, from Australia, to France, Germany, Korea, Taiwan, and more, and has been selected as a Notable Book in the CBCA 2017 Book of the Year Awards.