Who the Heck
is Louie Deck?
Writer/Illustrator Louis Decrevel (pronounced Louie Decra-vel, see right), lives on a hobby farm in the beautiful Inman Valley, South Australia, where he and his wife homeschool their nine hilarious kids.
He won the Faber Writing Academy Scholarship in 2021 for Writing for Children, and was runner up for the Book Links Mentorship 2021 for his middle grade fantasy novel.
Clients include Quarto Publishing (London), The Australian Government, The Government of South Australia, Nature Play SA, Squash SA, The City of Onkaparinga, Nova FM, Westfield, Sanglier Wines, Wood Coffee, and Spinworthy Yoyos.
He has a Master of Visual Art & Design [Illustration] and a BA [Multimedia] from the University of South Australia. His Master’s thesis, Word and Picture at Play, is about how text and images interact in picture books.
He's also completed Writing for Children at Faber Writing Academy, Writing Picture Books at AWC and Drawing for Comics at CDW Studios.
His artwork and methods are featured in Whoosh! 250 Ways to Get Motion into Your Drawings, published by B.E.S. (US) and Search (UK). He’s also working on dozens of stories, from picture books to fantasy to historical fiction, and he’s an avid reader of the 19th/20th century classics and modern MG/YA fiction and all-ages graphic novels.
He is a member of SCBWI, CBCA, ASA, CKT, and The Australian Writers' Marketplace.
His work is featured in The Style File.
Please refer to this
Handy Rhyming Pronunciation Guide:
I think I smell something pooey,
Has anybody seen Louis?
It’s a 'stagnant Nile delta’ smell,
Definitely a Decrevel.
That magic spell went screwy!
Bumbling wizard Louis.
He sure knows how to wreck a spell,
He needs (around his neck) a bell,