Matt Cosgrove

The Arts

Matt Cosgrove is the author and illustrator of the exciting new book series Epic Fail Tales published by Scholastic. These totally disgusting, yet completely awesome, retellings of classic fairy tales with a twist include Snow Man and the Seven Ninjas, Attack of the Giant Robot Zombie Mermaid and, coming soon, Little Stunt Riding Hood. Guaranteed no sloppy kissing, no handsome princes and no happily ever after!

In a long and varied career, Matt has been the Creative Director of Australia’s number one fashion magazine, marie claire, Lecturer in Comic Art at Western Sydney University and one of the guys who drew the catchphrases for the tv show Burgo’s CatchPhrase (really!). He has illustrated many, many picture books, collaborating with industry legends such as Jackie French and Glenda Millard. Matt has also campaigned tirelessly for the inclusion of Pictionary as an Olympic Sport (not really - but he definitely should).