Originally trained in art and architecture, Tohby Riddle is the creator of over 15 illustrated books and picture books, which have won numerous awards for artwork, literature and design. Recent books include the ambitious 128-page picture book Unforgotten, which has been published in six languages, and the innovative The Greatest Gatsby: A Visual Book of Grammar, which presents the fundamentals of English grammar as visual information. In 2016 it was named a White Raven by the International Youth Library, Germany and shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.
His latest picture book is the rollicking Milo: a moving story, a sweet and funny story about a New York dwelling dog, a day when everything goes wrong, a curious rescue and a surprising gift.
For 10 years he was the weekly cartoonist for Good Weekend magazine (published in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age). As a speaker and presenter, Tohby has appeared at writers’ festivals, schools and universities around the world. He speaks about getting ideas, making picture books and his love of visual information.