News | Laura Stitzel
Laura is an award-winning independent artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her work is seen on television, games, album covers and commercials.
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Illustrators Australia

I’m now a proud member of Illustrators Australia. The organisation represents many extremely talented and hardworking Australian artists, and I’m delighted that they have taken me aboard!



Interview with Kids’ Book Review

I was recently interviewed by a big name in the children’s book community – the amazing Nicky Johnston. I really enjoyed talking about my creative process, my workspace and my role models.  Take a moment to read the interview, and browse through the site.



52 illustrations

This year I took part 52 Week Illustration Challenge, where a theme is issued each week and we each create an original illustration on that theme. I completed the challenge this week!


You can see all of my 52 unique submissions here. The favourites of the Challenge are posted weekly here.  Here is my final illustration for the challenge. Thanks to everyone who liked my work and left supportive comments, it has meant a lot to me!




New series for Warner Bros

For the past few months I’ve been working on backgrounds and animation for this comedy series, Ginger Snaps. It might look cute, but it’s not for kids! It’s been a pleasure to work on a USA production from my home in Australia.



Ginger Snaps



Dreaming big with Disney

I recently had the pleasure of working on 16 interstitials for Disney Junior here in Australia.  Aussie kids sent in videos telling us what they want to be when they grow up, and we brought them to life. The shorts are now screening on Disney Junior, and the full gallery is here.


Superhero Doctor



My first book

I’m so excited to announce that next year I’ll be working with the good folks at Hachette Australia to bring you my first children’s picture book. The book is due for publication in March 2018, and is loosely based on these illustrations of mine.





Australia’s first animated sketch comedy

I recently finished up production on an animated comedy program called Suspect Moustache, created by the comedian Fabian Laptham. I animated some great scenes in this show, it was a lot of fun! The show screened on SBS recently and is available to view online here.






I was recently interviewed from my home in Melbourne, by a writer in Switzerland, about the award I received in Italy.  So global. The lovely Elizabeth Norton asked some fantastic questions about my process for the SCBWI community. You can read the interview here.



The Song Tailors album cover

Here is an illustration I created for The Song Tailors, a new music project at Rock Candy Productions. Their lovely music can be heard here.