He read the text, we exchanged some emails, and he produced the beautiful images you’ll find on the cover and at the beginning of every chapter.
Here we chat about some of the details of Deg’s text, as well as Ste’s approach to the creation of his images.
It's a great space – a grand single room with soaring ceiling over an expanse of beautifully polished wooden floors, leading to a sturdy carved bar stocked with all the right craft booze.
The eight cocktails are all classics, including a sour, a sazerac and a light, bright French 75 made with Prairie Organic Gin.
Given the newfound polish, it's fitting to learn that owner Jules Pleadin grew up around pubs in Fitzroy and the CBD, the daughter of veteran publican Ivo Pleadin.
She's worked in the family business for years in between stints in fashion in New York and London, and this is her first solo venture.
When all his efforts to cheer his parents up fail spectacularly, Keith decides he must somehow get his parents to Australia.
People couldn't be unhappy in a paradise where fish sparkle like rainbows and it's sunny and warm all the time. Based on Morris Gleitzman's books 'Misery Guts', 'Worry Warts', and 'Puppy Fat'.
Misery Guts was an Australian children's television series on the Nine Network Australia that first screened in 1998. They live above a fish 'n' chips shop in South London and things are tough.
Keith's parents are misery gutses and he is convinced that the only way for the family to regain its former happiness is for him to make his parents smile again.