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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Of Mice and Elephants

17th February 2015 by Tim Warnes

It’s interesting to look back over our work from the last 20 years and see how our styles have developed. Some of our oldest titles, like I Don’t Want To Go To Bed! are still in print. I’d illustrate that in a completely different way now, but it’s still going strong! Jane and I both […]

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20 Years In Children’s Books!

17th February 2015 by Jane Chapman

We’re celebrating 20 years in Children’s Books this year! There have been a fair few bears, mice and rabbits to paint during that time, but recently I’ve been fortunate enough to illustrate some slightly more exotic creatures. Conga Dance was commissioned by an Australian publisher and features koalas, wallabies and the like. I’ve NEVER painted […]

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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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