Tull Suwannakit is an Australian book  illustrator and author for children with background in animation and fine art.

Tull received a Bachelor of Art degree from The Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, USA.  He began his artistic career as a set designer and character sculptor for animation studios in New York City before migrating to Australia, where he became a graduate of the Master of Fine Art program with Distinction at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne. 

His books have been published in Australia, The US, The UK and Thailand, as well as being translated into numerous languages allthroughout the world.

Working predominantly with watercolour and graphite, Tull’s books have been featured in Sydney Morning Herald, ABC Mornings Radio, Play School on ABC4Kids and The New York Times. 

His clients include Scholastic Press , Ford Street Publishing  , Candlewick Press , Walker Books  and New Frontier Publishing.   

When Tull is not writing and illustrating his books, he runs art classes and workshops for children and adults at his art school in Melbourne, Malvern School of Art.

More about Tull and his books

Illustrations Fantastic Stuff 

Naughty Mabel, Lazy Dave and More

Translating ideas into pictures

Walker Books Australia

Candlewick Press, USA

Fine and Visual Art

Children's Books:Journeys of the Imagination

A whale, a Bear and a Pigeon

Blog Tour:Sad The Dog-Meet The Team


Happy Hoppy Home 

Book of The Year Notables:  The Children's Book Council of Australia 2022

The Flying Angel 

Book of The Year Notables:  The Children's Book Council of Australia 2022

Heart and Soul

Longlisted: Australian Book Design Awards 2021

Sad, The Dog

Shortlisted: Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice (CCBC) Book of The Year Award, USA 2016

Shortlisted: SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards 2016 

What Happens Next? 

Shortlisted: Speech Pathology Australia Picture Book of The Year Award 2015

The Elephant Parade 

Winner: Bangkok International Book Fair Picture Book of The Year Award 2014

Guess What It Is?

Winner: Bangkok International Book Fair  Picture Book of The Year Award 2010


The Williams Collection, TheState Library of Western Australia

Genazzano FCJ College, Melbourne

Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Library, Tokyo