The Last Viking Returns

The Last Viking Returns exhibition

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The State Library of Western Australia is exhibiting the artwork of The Last Viking Returns from today until September 30.

Head up to The Place on the mezzanine floor to see original sketches, storyboards and character designs as well as prints of the final artwork. You can also see research materials and Norm’s original manuscripts.

Read on for photos of the printing and hanging process …

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double-page spreads, printed out on my schmick home printer and ready to be framed

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Arranging the framed prints at the State Library with the expert help of Carina McPherson, Community Engagement Officer

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Gee it really looks like Carina is doing all the work

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That’s around half of the exhibition done

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… and the other half.

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Now to choose supplementary materials for the glass cabinets. Too many things to choose from.

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On the left is a map of Universal Studios Singapore, which Norm and I visited twice. For Research. On the right are some of Norm’s manuscripts and notes.

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My character reference sheets and some thumbnail drawings to test page compositions.

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The final storyboard on the top, and progressive drawings for one of the pages in the book on the bottom.

 

The Last Viking Returns is now available at your local bookshop and online.

P.S. I have limited-edition prints from The Last Viking Returns available for sale on my website – you can order them (as well as prints from my other books) here.

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Author: James Foley

James makes books for courageous kids. His books include 'The Amity Kids Adventures', 'In The Lion', 'The Last Viking'. A couple of these books have won awards. People have also bought copies, and for that he is grateful. His new book 'The Last Viking Returns' is out now. Follow James at www.facebook.com/jamesfoleyillustrations , @James_R_Foley on twitter and instagram or at www.jamesfoley.com.au

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