I've really enjoyed creating Krono the Kronosaurus and his friends. It's been lots of fun drawing the cartoons and creating a fantasy world for them to live in. I hope you visit our Kronosaurus Korner website often.
Perhaps one day you may actually be able to visit the town of Richmond and see for yourself; the incredible fossils, dinosaurs and marine reptiles on display out there'. All the best
I hope I haven't made Adam the Allosaurus too grumpy … but I'd still keep your distance if you ever should see him delivering letters to your mailbox!
Michael Salmon has been involved in graphics, Children's literature, TV and Theatre since 1967. He started his career with surfing cartoons and exhibitions of his psychedelic art and then joined the famous marionette troupe ‘The Tintookies' as a trainee set designer/stage manager in 1968 (The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust)
Since then his work has been solely for young people both here in Australia and overseas. His many credits include his ‘Alexander Bunyip show' (ABC TV 1978-88), pantomimes, fabric and varied merchandise designs, toy and board game invention and the writing and illustrating of 150 books for young readers. Book sales both here and overseas have totalled in excess of 16 million copies.
Michael has extensively toured Australian Schools over the past 34 years. His sessions are lots of fun, with lightning fast cartoons, caricatures, silly prizes and general encouragement for Students to develop their own creativity. Many of these School visits can be seen on his web site: www.michaelsalmon.com.au
Recent trips have been up to the Gulf of Carpentaria Savannah Schools and to the remote Aboriginal community Schools on Cape York Peninsula as a guest of EDU QLD.
The Australian Government honoured his work in 2004 by printing a 32nd Centenary, special edition of his first book "The Monster that ate Canberra" as a Commonwealth Publication. Every Federal Politician received a copy!
Michael is also the Creator/Designer of ‘Buddy Bear' for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation (Port Arthur 1996). The Foundation financially supports Children/Families who are victims of violence/violent crime. Currently they are running an anti-bullying campaign in TAS, VIC, and NSW Schools.