Hi my name is Tina Jacobson and I am the illustrator of Stunno's surf adventure.
I have been working, teaching and learning art for over 30 years. Painting and designing greeting cards, decoupage, murals, personalised canvas paintings and signs. My husband and i live on a farm in Gippsland Victoria where animals are a big source of inspiration for me.
So the character of Stunno just had to be an animal form. Something not too related to water...the Australian echidna seemed a perfect choice as I could adapt his spikes to look more like dread locks.
Mark is pretty easy going to work with and seemed to be very happy with the way Stunno and his friends evolved to suit his story.
Ive loved being a part of this book and am very grateful to mark for this fun and colourful adventure.