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Bear Can’t Sleep

Tuesday, 27th November 2018

Hurrah! ‘Bear Can’t Sleep’ has arrived. To quote the editor, ‘maybe my favourite one’. I heartily recommend this story, charmingly written by Karma Wilson about Bear and his friends. It is SO cosy for bedtime. Oh my, the tiny brushes I wore out on the quilts and whiskers…

I heard on the grapevine that there could be another Bear book in the offing. The rumours are very exciting for an illustrator like me. I wish I could say more, but some things are Top Secret at this stage.

Jane's Books

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

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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