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Raymond McGrath

Photo Raymond McGrath-374Raymond McGrath is an award winning 25-year veteran of the film, television, advertising and children’s publishing industries. He directs, designs, develops, produces and creates original content. He is a writer and illustrator of children's books and his books have been published and sold in UK, France and USA.
He also lectures and teaches the craft of animation, academic studies and professional practice across Certificate, Diploma, undergraduate degree, and Honours levels. He holds a Diploma in Character Animation, a Master of Media Arts and has recently completed a Master of Creative Writing (Screenwriting).
Raymond's creative focus is storytelling. He says that the challenge of "working from the kernel of a concept, through to script and then finished production, in whichever medium is best suited to my particular narrative, has been my passion since I began my professional creative journey. Above all, I have a natural love for the traditional creative mediums of film, art and music, constantly strive for timeless quality and originality in storytelling."

He lives in the country with his wife, four children and a "small but perfectly formed cluckery of chickens".

Selected bibliography:

 

  • Mrs Chippy the Cat  - written by Susan Brocker, illustrated by Raymond McGrath (Scholastic, 2021)
  • Friday The Rebel Dog - written by Susan Brocker, illustrated by Raymond McGrath (Scholastic, 2020)
  • Back Home To You - written and illustrated by Raymond McGrath (CureKids/Red Nose Day, 2019)
  • The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo - written by Elaine Bickell, illustrated by Raymond McGrath (Scholastic, 2019)
  • Bess Te Brave War Horse - written by Susan Brocker, illustrated by Raymond McGrath (Scholastic 2019)
  • Did You Hear A Monster? - written and illustrated by Raymond McGrath (Penguin/Random House, 2016)
  • Have You Seen A Monster? - written and illustrated by Raymond McGrath (Penguin, 2014)
  • It’s not a Monster, It’s Me - written and illustrated by Raymond McGrath (Penguin, 2012)
  • The Great Rescue Race - written and illustrated by Raymond McGrath (Penguin, 2011)
  • Bedtime Countdown - written and illustrated by Raymond McGrath (Penguin, 2010)
  • Le Café Petit On O’Sullivan Street - written and illustrated by Raymond McGrath (Reed, 2007)
  • Turkey’s In The Sleigh Tonight - written by Dawn McMillan, illustrated by Raymond McGrath
  • (Reed, 2007)
  • Glasseye Creek- written by Dawn McMillan, illustrated by Raymond McGrath (Reed, 2007)
  • Don't Worry Nana, I'll Drive (Penguin 2007)
  • The Boy Who Bounced Around Aotearoa New Zealand - written by Christine Hurst, illustrated by Raymond McGrath (Reed, 2007)
  • Jason’s Extraordinary Hair - written by Rachel Hayward, illustrated by Raymond McGrath (Reed, 2006)
Awards
  • New York Times bestselling illustrator for The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo!
  • Three times Winner NZonAir Children’s Music Video of the Year (2013, 2017, and 2019)
  • Three Storylines Notable Picture Book awards (2015 and 2020(x2))
  • Silver Axis award for animation in advertising
  • Two Bronze Axis awards for animation in advertising
  • CureKids NZ – ‘Back Home To You’ – Red Nose Day fundraising campaign 2019. (writer, illustrator, designer)
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