Robin Tatlow-Lord

Robin Tatlow-Lord is a picture book illustrator, writer and cartoonist with a lively and expressive art style and lots of energy! When she’s not drawing, you might find riding her bike or zooming around the roller derby track. Robin is endlessly delighted by the magical process of bringing life and character into squiggles on a page. Her first picture book, Go Away, Worry Monster! (written by Brooke Graham), was published in 2020 by EK Books. Little Book Press will release Robin’s second book in mid 2021 - just in time for Book Week.

Robin has a warm and friendly personality and over a decade of experience running creative workshops for kids at schools, libraries and other institutions across Adelaide. She has worked extensively on children’s programming and engagement at the Art Gallery of South Australia: running sketch tours of the Gallery, developing activity sheets and illustrating a new educational resource, Art School in a Box. She’s also a familiar face at Carclew’s Pom Pom children’s art centre in Davoren Park. A former theatre kid, Robin loves puppets and dressups, reading aloud, and all kinds of performing. She has convened panel discussions at Adelaide Writers’ Week, and presented Story Time reading sessions for young families.

Robin has been awarded the Raising Literacy Australia Illustrator Mentoring Initiative and the Colin Thiele Scholarship for Creative Writing, receiving invaluable support and guidance from Janeen Brian and Danny Snell. She has written, drawn and self-published a number of mini-comics and zines, with her autobiographical comic Small Mortal Mammals 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 - from cartoons about mindfulness and mental health, to character designs for the Zoo - even a TV ad for muesli bars! But creating picture books is a lifelong dream come true.

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

Teachers' Notes

Art School in a Box, Art Gallery of South Australia