Leigh Hobbs

Leigh Hobbs is an artist, painter, sculptor, cartoonist, children's book illustrator and author. Leigh has illustrated many books but is probably best known for the Old Tom series of books which is now a successful animated TV series.

Leigh Hobbs is an artist, painter, sculptor, cartoonist, children's book illustrator and author. He is also an experienced teacher and lecturer at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. Leigh's two larger-than-life Luna Park sculptures are now housed at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum. Leigh's ceramic Flinders Street Station teapot is in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria and many of his cartoons have appeared in the Age newspaper and various other publications. 

Leigh has illustrated many books but is probably best known for the Old Tom series of books which is now a successful animated TV series. Horrible Harriett, published by Allen and Unwin in 2004, was shortlisted for the CBC awards and was the winner of the 2003 YABBA Award. Fiona the Pig has recently been published by Penguin Books and Hooray for Horrible Harriett was published in 2005. His latest book is 4F for Freaks.

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