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Queen Of Fluffy!

Thursday, 17th March 2016

Last time I posted news here I had writers’ block… But the story finally came, and now I’m painting the art for the follow up to I’m Not Sleepy!  in which Mo and his Grandma are joined by a new little owlet, Bibi. Someone once called me ‘Queen of Fluffy’ in a review, so I’m holding on to that thought as I paint her. She’s already had the “aaaaah” approval from 120 four year olds when I visited a school in Cornwall last week… You can see a sneak peek of the art for this and our other projects over on our Facebook page

We do a limited number of schools visits each year here in the UK. If your child’s school is interested in finding out more, please email us:

Janes Books

IBW Awards 2016

Thursday, 7th April 2016

Here’s some exciting news – WARNING! This Book May Contain Rabbits has been shortlisted in the Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) Book Awards 2016! Mole and the Lumpy-Bumpy Thing are up against some real heavy weights in the picture book category – Julia Donaldson, David Walliams, Tony Ross, Judith Kerr, Nick Sharratt and a personal favourite of mine, Benji Davies… The winners will be announced on June 17th, at the start of the 10th Annual Independent Bookshop Week.

Meanwhile, work continues on a new picture book for Zonderkidz which has me drawing people. I know! Me – people!! It does have lots of animals in it too… You can see some of the development work over on our Facebook page.

Tims Books

Here's a selection of companies that we've produced work for over the years. We have been published in over 20 countries, and in more than 18 different languages.

a bit about us

We studied illustration together at Brighton University, graduating in 1993. Since then we’ve got married, had a couple of kids, and collectively illustrated over 180 books. Now we’re celebrating 20 Years in Children’s Books – YAY!

We live in rural Dorset, UK, not far from the Jurassic Coast. Although we work separately on our own commissions, we constantly refer to each other for advice when we get stuck. For instance, Jane is definitely better at perspective and providing cake, whereas Tim knows how to work the scanner and type an invoice.

Together we are CHAPMAN AND WARNES (a bit like Batman and Robin, but with less crime fighting and no capes)!

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