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The Big Book Adventure

Thursday, 4th October 2018

I am so excited by this book, because it’s a celebration of reading for pleasure – and some classic tales!  Books can take you on some amazing adventures, and by sharing your books with your friends, you can go on even more! Which is exactly what Piggy and Foxy do in The Big Book Adventure! The joy of this is that it allowed me to illustrate in many styles – each representing a different book. So there is collage, scratch board, watercolour, computer coloured comic panels – and a classic Alice in Wonderland illustration by Tenniel.

You can read a bit more about the process in my interview with the publisher, Silver Dolphin.

Tim's Books

Paws, please!

Wednesday, 27th June 2018

With Your Paw in Mine (Little Tiger Press) has recently been published in several countries – including Germany, Brazil, Slovenia, France and Finland as well as here in the UK and the US. Who doesn’t love sea otters clutching each others’ paws as they ride the waves?

I am hoping that I’ll get to illustrate another book about these adorable creatures one day, but for now I am up to my eyeballs in bear cub drawings for a book about CHRISTMAS! I often get to paint snow through the summer…

Jane's Books

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 180 books. Now we’re celebrating 20 Years in Children’s Books – YAY!

We live in rural Dorset, UK, not far from the Jurassic Coast. 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.

Together we are CHAPMAN AND WARNES (a bit like Batman and Robin, but with less crime fighting and no capes)!

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