Christmas Countdown…

2nd December 2015 by Tim Warnes

The Christmas countdown has begun over on our Facebook Page! Join us in the lead up to Christmas as we take a look back over the last 20 years with a whole load of seasonal stuff, including behind the scenes looks at our books, including old favourites like Little Honey Bear and the Smiley Moon and […]

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Archie News

27th October 2015 by Tim Warnes

I have just completed the art for the fourth Archie (aka Otto) Rhino book,  and I have to say it was a breeze to do – like visiting old friends! It publishes 2016 – in the meantime, check out the Rhino family’s latest adventure in MORE! And if you’ve been enjoying Mole and the Lumpy-Bumpy Thing […]

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Christmas Is On It’s Way…

27th October 2015 by Jane Chapman

Goodnight Manger is the first nativity story I’ve illustrated in 20 or so years. The text is fantastic – all about how difficult it is to get a crying baby to sleep when you have a stable full of visitors. Laura Sassi (author) pitches the perfect tone for Christmas, but I have to admit, I did […]

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More Fun With Archie!

22nd July 2015 by Tim Warnes

Archie the Rhino is back in his third book, and this time he’s demanding MORE! This series has been a bit of a run away success – I think the good humoured stories capture life with a rambunctious young child so well, and we can all relate to his parents’ frazzled looks. And to think […]

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Cuddle, Anyone?

22nd July 2015 by Jane Chapman

What news? I’m trying out different painting styles at the moment in the hope that I can get away from teeny tiny brushes for a while! I haven’t shown anyone my efforts yet, but hopefully I’ll have something worthwhile soon. I seem to spend most of my time cooking for hungry boys… FINALLY Fish on […]

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Oscar’s First Book Prize

29th April 2015 by Tim Warnes

I’m delighted to find out that DANGEROUS! has been shortlisted for the London Evening Standard’s Oscar’s First Book Prize 2015. The winner will be announced next week at an award ceremony in London. Meanwhile, I’m finishing off the art for a follow-up book to DANGEROUS! featuring Mole and the Lumpy-Bumpy Thing and – well, you’ll […]

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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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