Leigh Hobbs

Leigh Hobbs is an artist best known as illustrator and author of 21 children's books featuring his characters Old Tom, Mr Chicken, Horrible Harriet, Mr Badger and the FREAKS in 4F. An ex-secondary school art teacher of 25 years, Leigh was the Australian Children's Laureate in 2015–2017. In 2019 he was honoured by Australia Post with his own 'Australian Legend 'stamp.