New Books



Christmas Is On It’s Way…

Tuesday, 27th October 2015

Goodnight Manger is the first nativity story I’ve illustrated in twenty odd years. The text is fantastic – all about how difficult it is to get a crying baby to sleep when you have a stable full of visitors. Laura Sassi (author) pitches the perfect tone for Christmas, but I have to admit, I did find the painting hard! The writing is SO good, I had a bit of a confidence crisis about my ability to do the book justice. Have a look and see what you think.

Finally, I’m delighted to report that BEAR SEES COLORS has received a nomination in the 2015 Missouri Building Block Awards! And good news for you BEAR fans – Karma Wilson and I are developing the pre-school series further, with an opposites book  currently on my easel…

Janes Books

Archie News

Tuesday, 27th October 2015

I have just completed the art for the fourth Archie (aka Otto) Rhino book,  and I have to say it was a breeze to do – like visiting old friends! It publishes 2016 – in the meantime, check out the Rhino family’s latest adventure in MORE!

And if you’ve been enjoying Mole and the Lumpy-Bumpy Thing in DANGEROUS! then you’ll be pleased to know that the follow up also publishes next year. I can’t give too much away yet, other than it features lots more labels – and BUNNIES!! You can get a sneak peek at its development 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 170 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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