Out of the blue, I was asked to write a story for a motorcycle club magazine. I thought
about this request for a moment and said "I don't have anything to write
about right now," to which they replied, "make something up."
That's how The Adventures of Red Dog Devil and Bat began!
The story is about four Australian animals, Red the kangaroo, Dog the Dingo,
Devil the Tassie Devil and Bat the Wombat, travelling around Oz on their
Harley-Davidson motorcycles. They have a little stowaway on board called The
Skink. The Skink is the little guy writing about the boys’ adventure and
posting the instalments on the web!
I contacted a long time friend and once upon a time motorcycle rider Michael
Jessop-Jolly and said "any chance you could draw me some pictures of
these dudes I'm writing about?" To which he replied "I'll have a
I sent Mike the first couple of instalments so he could tune into the characters and I
must say the pictures he came up with were beyond my wildest dreams. Thanks Mike!
I am having the greatest fun writing this story, even I don't know what's going to happen next!
Jane (The Skink)
You may also be interested in reading the accounts of my own motorbike trips:
2018 One Summer's Ride
2016 Two Bikes, Ten Weeks, Six Events, 13000 kilometers
2015 Coral Coast Ride
2013 Seven States in Seven Months - Around Australia
2010 More Adventures of Jane and Steve
2008 Letters Home - Across Australia Bike Trip
2007 Road Journey
For your special graphic art requirements you can contact
Michael Jessop-Jolly (Off-Stone Advertising Publishing).