It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

3rd November 2016 by Tim Warnes

This morning we had the first proper frost of the year here in rural Dorset; our youngest was up at the crack of dawn whistling Jingle Bells and asking if we could watch Elf this weekend. And I have just completed the art for the next Archie book, which is set at Christmas. So as much as I hate to say it in early November – it IS beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

IT’S CHRISTMAS! (the fifth in the series featuring the Rhino family – you know him as Otto in the US, but to me he’s Archie) will publish later in 2017. You can take a sneak peek on our Facebook page! Meanwhile you can enjoy the latest offering, NOW! where Archie learns the joys of having to wait…

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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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