Bear Hug!4th January 2017 by Tim Warnes
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, […]Read More »
Love Enough For Two19th December 2016 by Jane Chapman
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 […]Read More »
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…3rd November 2016 by Tim Warnes
This morning we had the first proper frost of the year here in rural Dorset; our youngest was up at the crack of dawn whistling Jingle Bells and asking if we could watch Elf this weekend. And I have just completed the art for the next Archie book, which is set at Christmas. So as much as […]Read More »
Big Bear Little Bear5th October 2016 by Jane Chapman
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 […]Read More »
#Edbookfest 201610th June 2016 by Tim Warnes
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 […]Read More »
Mice, Tigers and Bears – Oh My!9th June 2016 by Jane Chapman
My latest release is Squish Squash Squeeze! Why on earth does Mouse think he’s found the perfect house? You can read how the book came about in an interview with myself and the author Tracey Corderoy over at Reading Zone. Fans of the Karma Wilson Bear books will be pleased to hear that we have another […]Read More »
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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