Bear Hug!

4th January 2017 by Tim Warnes

It’s official! I have finally illustrated a book with a human kid as the main character! I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug! is chock full of hugs between a mum and her son, reimagined as hugs from a whole range of creatures, from bears to whales! It encourages interaction between parent and child, so brace yourselves for some super-cuddly story times!

Looking ahead to 2017, I shall be dusting down my sketchbooks to develop some ideas (hopefully into full blown picture books), starting with one about a rat that first popped into my head in 2008. That’s a long gestation period!

Finally,don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media sites for behind the scenes exclusives and giveaways. New for 2017, we’ve joined the Instagram crowd. Search for @chapmanandwarnes…

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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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