James Foley writes and illustrates picture books, middle-grade novels and comics for kids. He’s the author/illustrator of the S.Tinker Inc. graphic novel series for middle primary: Brobot, Dungzilla and Gastronauts star Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of 12, and Joe Tinker, her stinky baby brother.
James also illustrated Total Quack Up!, an anthology of funny short stories written by authors such as Paul Jennings and Jacqueline Harvey, with proceeds going to charity. James’s earlier books My Dead Bunny, In the Lion, The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns have all scored several honours, including children’s choice awards, shortlistings in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, and selection to the International Youth Library’s White Ravens list.
James is an ambassador for Books in Homes and Room To Read Australia. He is a massive Marvel movie nerd. He comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts.
ALIA Graphic Novel Notable List (2021)
Aurealis Award Best Graphic Novel/Illustrated Work (Shortlisted 2018)
International Youth Library’s White Ravens list (Winner 2013)
SCBWI Crystal Kite Award (Winner 2012)
WAYRBA Hoffman Award (Winner 2012)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Junior Judges Award (Winner 2012)
Children’s Book Council of Australia Early Childhood (Shortlisted 2012)
Aurealis Award (Shortlisted 2012)
Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature (Shortlisted 2012)