Jungle Shenanigans!Friday, 13th September 2013
Monkey Found a Baby was recently published and I LOVE it! That monkey is so cheeky and cute! The first time I read the text to my youngest son, he almost fell off the bed for laughing. The rhyming scheme is delightful, and it’s asking to be made into a song. Any takers out there?
There’s also a new pull out puzzle book for little ones, called Who Are We? You have to guess the animal from the clues in the text, then pull out the page to see if you’re right. Even older kids seem to enjoy this as the animals are a bit more obscure than your usual cat, dog, mouse etc.Janes Books
Look Out, Mole!Monday, 27th January 2014
People often ask us why we do so many bears, rabbits and mice. The answer is simple – that’s what the publishers want! Having said that, every now and then I get to paint something different, like the Lumpy-Bumpy Thing in DANGEROUS! (I’m especially pleased with its googly-boogly eyes!). This book was a joy to work on – I hope I’ll get the chance to write about them again.
Speaking of writing, I’ve been working on a few more story ideas. You can find out more about these and the other projects we’re developing over on our Facebook page. And if you haven’t done so already, check out our preschool app, Ollie the Cat – available on IOS and Android. Just click a link in the advert below!
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 150 books.
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.
We share a studio in rural Dorset, UK near the Jurassic Coast, with cows, rabbits, and badgers for neighbours.
Together we are CHAPMAN AND WARNES (a bit like Batman and Robin, but with less crime fighting and no capes)!
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