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Big Bear Little Bear

Wednesday, 5th October 2016

I seem to have spent most of my career painting bears in one form or another. The only polar bears though have been in BIG BEAR LITTLE BEAR, which has just been released as a special 15th anniversary paperback by Little Tiger Press. When I was researching the snowy landscapes for this, I realised how colourful the book could be; snow reflects so much light and rarely looks white at all. My favourite spread is the endpaper, which has the bear cub trotting after his mother in a wide, lilac-grey landscape. (I gave the original painting to my Mum, who promptly hung it in her downstairs loo!)

Janes Books

#Edbookfest 2016

Friday, 10th June 2016

I have several appearances coming up this summer, beginning with the local schools’  literacy festival, where I’ll be sharing my work as an author-illustrator with bus loads of Year 2 pupils (followed a week later by a whole school event). They’ll be good practice for later in August, when I’ll be appearing for the first time at the Edinburgh International Book Festival! I shall be presenting Mole and the Lumpy-Bumpy-Thing in the Schools Programme (which will also take me to Galashiels as part of the festival’s Booked! outreach event); and sharing some rhino fun with Tracey Corderoy as we present the latest Archie story, NOW!

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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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