WHAT NOISE DO I MAKE? OWLKids Books We all know dogs bark woof and cats mewmeow — but what noises do ostriches or peacocks or kookaburras make? Stumped? Look no further for the answers than this engaging and interactive book born from the research and imagination of cartoonist Brian McLachlan. What Noise Do I Make? introduces […]
DRAW OUT THE STORY Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics From single-panel comics to full-blown graphic novels, comics come in endless shapes, sizes, and styles. But when you think of it, they all do one thing: tell stories: And it’s storytelling – and the ways in which comics can do it best – that […]
TICKET TO SPACE Scholastic Canada, 2009 Gisele doesn’t like sugary cereals that most kids like, but she never thought eating something good for you would lead to this. When she opens her box of Grain-ola Oat Crunch Bran, she discovers that she’s won a ticket to space!
THE PRINCESS PLANET For 9 years I made a webcomic about Princess Christi and her frenemies and their wacky adventures. Go read the whole thing at ThePrincessPlanet.com Here are a few samples:
ALEX AND CHARLIE Owl Magazine For over a decade I’ve been writing a two-page comic every for every issue of Owl Magazine. I get to work with the super talented Claude Bordleau who draws the comic, bringing the jokes to life with so much energy. It follows the middle-grade hijinks of twins Alex and Charlie, […]
TO BE OR NOT TO BE by Ryan North and William Shakespeare A hilarious choose-your-own-adventure-style redo of Hamlet. I contributed two of the many endings, a happy and a sad one. Check it on Goodreads. MACHINE OF DEATH by Ryan North, David Malki and others A crowd-sourced sci-fi anthology. THE SLIPPERS Morgan White Poster for […]
I’ve been lucky to do a lot of talks, panels, signings, and other sort of appearances over the years, from book and comic festivals to library and school visits. If you’d like me to appear at your event, to talk comics, storytelling and art, feel free to contact me via (brianmcl (at) brianmcl.com). My main […]