Robin Tatlow-Lord

Robin Tatlow-Lord is a picture book illustrator, writer and cartoonist with a lively art style and lots of energy! Robin is endlessly delighted by the magical process of bringing life and character into squiggles on a page. When she’s not drawing, you might find her riding her bike or zooming around the roller derby track.

Robin’s vivid and expressive colour pencil illustrations for her first picture book, Go Away, Worry Monster! earned her a place on the CBCA shortlist for the 2021 Award for New Illustrator (formerly the Crichton Award). Her second book, Tilly’s First Day Twist, will be coming out in mid-2021 with Little Book Press. Robin has formerly been awarded the Raising Literacy Australia Illustrator Mentoring Initiative and the Colin Thiele Scholarship for Creative Writing, and was shortlisted for the Ledger Awards for Excellence in Australian Comics. Robin has also worked on a wide range of illustration and animation projects for clients… but creating picture books is a lifelong dream come true.

Robin has a warm and friendly personality and many years’ experience running creative workshops for children. A former theatre kid, she loves puppets and dressups, reading aloud and all kinds of performing. She is currently the Education Coordinator for Patch Theatre and has previously worked in children’s programming at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Robin is also a teaching artist at Pom Pom, Carclew Youth Arts’ kids’ art centre in Davoren Park. She has convened panel discussions at Adelaide Writers’ Week and presented Story Time sessions for young families.

Robin uses a range of materials including colour pencils, watercolour and collage, as well as digital techniques. She works from her home studio, eternally trying to keep her tabby cat Winnie from sitting on the fancy paper. 

Coming Soon

Tilly's First Day Twist, Little Book Press, 2021 - written by Kylie Covark

Published Titles

Go Away, Worry Monster! EK Books2020

Written by Brooke Graham

Shortlisted for the CBCA Award for New Illustrator, 2021

Teachers' Notes

Art School in a Box, Art Gallery of South Australia