Ted Prior

Ted Prior previously worked as a police officer and art teacher. He also worked in children's TV and animation. In 1979 he started his GRUG series of children's picture books.

Thirty years ago I was living on a small farm in northern New South Wales. I had just started reading stories to my two very young children and thought I would try to create our own imaginary bush animal and write a story about it. I doodled around and came up with Grug.