Celebrating World Book Day!

8th March 2018 by Tim Warnes

Earlier this week I visited Milldown Primary School in Blandford, Dorset, to help them celebrate World Book Day. I’m usually asked When did you start making books? and the answer is – when I was 5 or 6! I have vivid memories of typing stories on an old typewriter (I still love the noises they make) illustrating them and stapling them together to make little booklets. Later I made comics (one character was Super Otter!). I wish I still had them today.

Encouraging creativity, books, storytelling are some of the things I’m most passionate about. If you’d like to find out more about having us visit your school, please email us and we’ll send you more details.

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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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