Matt Cosgrove

The Arts

Matt Cosgrove, lover of words, pictures and books in general, is the author and illustrator of the best-selling Macca the Alpaca series, and many other picture books, including My Dad is a Robot. His Epic Fail Tales series, which includes Snow Man and the Seven Ninjas, Attack of the Giant Robot Zombie Mermaid and Little Stunt Riding Hood, are totally disgusting, yet completely awesome, retellings of classic fairy tales with a twist. Guaranteed no sloppy kissing, no handsome princes and no happily ever after!

In a varied career spanning 25 years, Matt has been the creative director of Australian fashion magazine marie claire, lecturer in comic art at Western Sydney University and one of the guys who drew the catch phrases for the TV show Burgo’s Catch Phrase (really!). He has also campaigned tirelessly for the inclusion of Pictionary as an Olympic sport (not really – but he definitely should).

Matt's picture book, Alpacas With Maracas, has been chosen as the National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2019 with the aim of 1 million kids across Australia and New Zealand reading together!