Leigh Hobbs is an Australian children's book illustrator. Hear him talk about the books he loved as child, and how he thought about going to England to see castles, knights and dragons. Leigh describes how he loves creating characters and stories around them. He also discusses the interesting way he combines words and images in his books. We see Leigh working in his studio making pen and ink drawings. We also see inside some of Leigh’s sketchbooks and, glimpse some drawings and sketches for his current project ‘Mr Chicken goes to Rome’.