Roland Harvey

Roland Harvey is an Australian children's illustrator, and author. He is best known as an illustrator of children's books using pen, ink and watercolour.His works have been described as 'witty slapstick style' and 'characteristic humorous and detailed illustrations'.Roland Harvey is a former architect who established Roland Harvey Studios, an illustration and design firm in 1978, which produces greeting cards, posters and stationery with a distinctive Australian flavour. In 1981 he expanded his business by establishing his own book publishing company Five Mile Press. His children's book division, Roland Harvey Books, aims to publish books that raise awareness of issues, concepts and ideas as well as entertain readers. Harvey has written picture books and humorous historical works for young children.Roland Harvey was born in Melbourne, Victoria and continues to live there.