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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.


Aussie Kids: Meet Sam at the Mangrove Creek Paul Seden, Brenton McKenna

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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