Matt Cosgrove

TOP TEN MOST USELESS BITS OF INFORMATION ABOUT ME, MATT COSGROVE - MILDY TALENTED AND MODERATELY SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR

  1. My name is Matt. Not Matthew! Totally legit - on my birth certificate even. (My parents were ahead of the times)
  2. I was one of the guys who drew the catchphrases for the Channel 9 TV show Burgo's CatchPhrase (Ask your parents about it!)
  3. I was the Creative Director of Australia's number 1 fashion magazine marie claire. (Not that you can tell by looking at how I dress)
  4. I've driven international super model Elle Macpherson in a golf buggy. (There was no chemistry)
  5. I've trod on Sporty Spice's foot (accidentally) and spat on Scary Spice (accidentally). Watch out remaining Spice Girls!
  6. I once won a drawing competition where the prize was a trip to London. Sweet! A childhood of drawing finally pays off.
  7. I have campaigned tirelessly for the inclusion of Pictionary as an official Olympic Sport. (Well, I haven't really. But I definitely should.)
  8. I love chocolate. It's all I ever want for Christmas and my birthday. You can NEVER have too much chocolate!
  9. My tongue is so long and my nose is so big I can lick my own nostrils. It's a gift!
  10. I have a first class honours Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication majoring in Illustration, received the University Medal for Academic Excellence and have worked in the publishing industry as an author, illustrator and designer for over twenty years. (Yes, I am really old!)