About the Illustrator

Shane Tholen, Illustrator

At the age of ten, with a pencil sketch of Fred Flintstone in hand, Shane managed to convince his younger brother that the idea for the prehistoric cartoon had been stolen from him.

Since then Shane’s commentary on his work has become a little more honest, and he has always sought to fulfil the promise of being an inventor of characters. He is a published illustrator for Fremantle Press, he has self -published a graphic novel, and he has created various t-shirts and logos.

Nowadays, Shane Tholen combines a love of storytelling and with influences stemming from manga and anime, Australian culture and Eastern philosophy, and he hopes to use his art to portray a message of joy, care and kindness for humanity and all the creatures of the wind, water and soil

Shane Tholen, Illustrator.


Creating Awesome Kids


Discover the treasure map for life and learn how to become your own hero. Follow Iam on the Hero’s Journey, egged on by M, his sassy cohort, as he is forced to look within, to find the way out...


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