Bear Sees ColorsTuesday, 21st October 2014
Karma Wilson has written a new Bear book. Hooray!
Bear Sees Colors is firmly aimed at the preschool market, so it has a different identity to the previous Bear books. I’m glad to be able to take these characters into a new direction, and I loved painting the pictures. There are some huge close-ups of the animals, and juicy saturated artwork dominated by the colour in the text. My favourite is the yellow spread with all the bees and honey!
Keep an eye out for another preschoolers’ Bear book next year…
DANGEROUS! nominationWednesday, 22nd October 2014
I’ve just heard that DANGEROUS! has been nominated for the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal award for 2015! I am totally blown away, and feel honoured to be in the company of many of my favourite children’s illustrators. The long list will be announced next February…
In the meantime, I’ll be continuing to write a follow-up book featuring Mole and the Lumpy Bumpy Thing. It’s been simmering away for some time, and now that I’ve finished illustrating the third in the Archie Rhino series, there’s time to really get stuck into it.
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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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