IBW Awards 2016

7th April 2016 by Tim Warnes

Here’s some exciting news – WARNING! This Book May Contain Rabbits has been shortlisted in the Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) Book Awards 2016! Mole and the Lumpy-Bumpy Thing are up against some real heavy weights in the picture book category – Julia Donaldson, David Walliams, Tony Ross, Judith Kerr, Nick Sharratt and a personal favourite of mine, Benji Davies… The winners will be announced on June 17th, at the start of the 10th Annual Independent Bookshop Week.

Meanwhile, work continues on a new picture book for Zonderkidz which has me drawing people. I know! Me – people!! It does have lots of animals in it too… You can see some of the development work over on our Facebook page.

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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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