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Bear Can't Sleep

Bear Can’t Sleep

27th November 2018 by Jane Chapman

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.

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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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