Hello! I'm Garth Laidlaw. I'm a writer, illustrator  and animator. Since you've found your way to my website, you might be interested to take a look at my children's book, my illustration and paintings, or my animation demo reel. (want to work with me? Contact me)

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My children’s picture book: Sayni and the Windowjet Brothers.


Sayni and the Windowjet Brothers is about the importance of finding your own individual path regardless of the pressures to conform to a straightforward, mainstream route through life.

Follow young Sayni as she seeks to find her passion in life by searching for pieces to build her life’s compass. Every child’s compass must be made very precisely, and each one is unique. As the children in this world develop their compasses, they gain the confidence to follow their own path through life to find fulfilment and purpose. Sayni faces confusion when the opportunity arises to settle for a ready-made compass from a factory. Will she grasp the opportunity to own a completed compass, or continue in her struggle to build her very own? One thing’s certain: the Windowjet people will have something to say about it!
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