“My stories and illustrations are born out of a love of nature, adventure and a desire to show that, if you look a little closer, there is more to life than what's on the surface.”
Dave Petzold is a 2021 CBCA Shortlisted author and illustrator from Lennox Head, Australia.
His illustrations, often playful and goofy, embrace the little things that go unnoticed; the things we take for granted. His stories revolve around cheeky, adventurous characters who find themselves in situations they have not planned for - situations that are, at first, not what they seem. He invites the reader on a journey of discovery in the hope that they will discover something about themselves, too. He uses graphite pencil, ink, oil paint and digital collage.