Love Enough For TwoMonday, 19th December 2016
Some things are a long time coming. I have spent most of 2016 overseeing the renovation of our house, so I have had far less time for illustration. I’m itching to get back into another book project now though, so watch this space!
Domestics aside, I’m excited to be able to reveal a follow up to I’m Not Sleepy, featuring wise Grandma Owl and her little grandson, Mo – Love Enough For Two. In this story, Mo’s baby cousin comes to visit which leads to a bit of jealousy. Fortunately Grandma knows exactly how to make things better. If only all things in life could be fixed with a cuddle…Janes Books
Bear Hug!Wednesday, 4th January 2017
It’s official! I have finally illustrated a book with a human kid as the main character! I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug! is chock full of hugs between a mum and her son, reimagined as hugs from a whole range of creatures, from bears to whales! It encourages interaction between parent and child, so brace yourselves for some super-cuddly story times!
Looking ahead to 2017, I shall be dusting down my sketchbooks to develop some ideas (hopefully into full blown picture books), starting with one about a rat that first popped into my head in 2008. That’s a long gestation period!
Finally,don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media sites for behind the scenes exclusives and giveaways. New for 2017, we’ve joined the Instagram crowd. Search for @chapmanandwarnes…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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