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Brenton McKenna

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Brenton McKenna is an Indigenous author/illustrator born and raised in Broome. When he was a child, there were only two grown-up professions he wanted to do when he got older. The lack of zombies ruled out ‘zombie wrangler’ so he became the next best thing, a graphic novelist!

As a youngster, Brenton struggled with reading and writing, but after picking up a comic book everything changed and he began drawing and creating his own graphic novels. Brenton hails from a long line of storytellers and draws his inspiration from his ideas pool of daily happenings, folklore, mythologies and ghost stories, combat studies and pure curiosity.

In 2008, Brenton was awarded a highly sought after mentorship with the Australian Society of Authors. He is recognised as Australia’s first Indigenous graphic novelist with his own acclaimed series Ubby’s Underdogs.

Books by Brenton McKenna

Aussie Kids: Meet Sam at the Mangrove Creek

Aussie Kids is an exciting new series for emerging readers 6-8 years.From a NSW Zoo to a Victorian lighthouse, or an outback sheep farm in WA to a beach in QLD, this junior fiction series celebrates stories about children living in unique places in every state and territory in Australia.8 characters, 8 stories, 8 authors and illustrators from all 8 states and territories!Come on an adventure with Aussie Kids and meet Sam from the Northern Territory.

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