Brenton McKenna struggled with reading and writing until a comic book he picked up when he was 10 changed his life. An Indigenous author-illustrator from Broome, Australia, he now creates his own graphic novels, finding inspiration in ghost stories, folklore and mythologies. McKenna is recognized as Australia’s first Indigenous graphic novelist. His “Ubby’s Underdogs” series began with the graphic novel “The Legend of the Phoenix Dragon,” followed by “Heroes Beginnings.” His third graphic novel is “Ubby’s Underdogs: Return of the Dragons” (Magabala).
Selected Works at the Library of Congress
Appearances at the 2019 National Book Festival
- Panel: The View From Country—Australia's Aboriginal Writers
- Brenton McKenna Book Signing Line No. 18