Tull Suwannakit is a visual artist, children's book author and illustrator with background in animation and fine art. He began his artistic career as a set designer and sculptor for an independent animation studio in New York. His work has been exhibited both locally and internationally, including The National Museum, Szczecin in Poland and included as part of The Australian Children`s Book Illustration Exhibition and Rights Catalogue in Bologna, Italy.

Originally from Thailand, Tull has written and illustrated over a dozen books in his native language. His books have won numerous awards in his home country and being translated into Korean, Slovenian, Chinese and Danish. 

What Happens Next? (Walker Books Australia and UK) was featured in Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Mornings Radio and Play School on ABC4Kids, and was short listed for 2015 Speech Pathology Australia Book of The Year Award. His latest collaborated picture book, Sad, The Dog (Walker Books, Australia and Candlewick Press, USA)  written by Sandy Fussell gained positive reviews from The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and The New York Times. 

Tull's upcoming collaborated picture book projects include, Stanley's Learning The Trumpet , written by John field (Scholastic Press. 2017), and Thimble, written by Rebecca Young (Scholastic Press. 2018)

When Tull is not writing and illustrating his books, he runs art classes and workshops for children and adults at his art school in Melbourne, Malvern School of Art.


More about Tull and his books

Illustrations Fantastic Stuff 

Naughty Mabel, Lazy Dave and More

Translating ideas into pictures

Walker Books Australia

Candlewick Press, USA

Fine and Visual Art

Children's Books:Journeys of the Imagination

A whale, a Bear and a Pigeon

Blog Tour:Sad The Dog-Meet The Team


Awards

Sad, The Dog

Shortlisted: Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice (CCBC) Book of The Year Award, USA 2016

What Happens Next? 

Shortlisted: Speech Pathology Australia Book of The Year Awards 2015

The Elephant Parade 

Winner: Bangkok International Book Fair Book of The Year Awards 2014

Guess What It Is?

Winner: Bangkok International Book Fair Book of The Year Awards 2010


Collections

The Williams Collection,  TheState Library of Western Australia

Genazzano FCJ College, Melbourne