Big Bear Little Bear

5th October 2016 by Jane Chapman

I seem to have spent most of my career painting bears in one form or another. The only polar bears though have been in BIG BEAR LITTLE BEAR, which has just been released as a special 15th anniversary paperback by Little Tiger Press. When I was researching the snowy landscapes for this, I realised how […]

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#Edbookfest 2016

10th June 2016 by Tim Warnes

I have several appearances coming up this summer, beginning with the local schools’  literacy festival, where I’ll be sharing my work as an author-illustrator with bus loads of Year 2 pupils (followed a week later by a whole school event). They’ll be good practice for later in August, when I’ll be appearing for the first time […]

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Mice, Tigers and Bears – Oh My!

9th June 2016 by Jane Chapman

My latest release is Squish Squash Squeeze! Why on earth does Mouse think he’s found the perfect house? You can read how the book came about in an interview with myself and the author Tracey Corderoy over at Reading Zone. Fans of the Karma Wilson Bear books will be pleased to hear that we have another […]

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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, […]

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Queen Of Fluffy!

17th March 2016 by Jane Chapman

Last time I posted news here I had writers’ block… But the story finally came, and now I’m painting the art for the follow up to I’m Not Sleepy!  in which Mo and his Grandma are joined by a new little owlet, Bibi. Someone once called me ‘Queen of Fluffy’ in a review, so I’m holding on to that […]

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New Year, New Challenges

18th January 2016 by Tim Warnes

Unusually for me, I’ve taken on the challenge of illustrating humans in a  new picture book project with Zonderkidz. I did ask whether I could illustrate the main characters as animals, and the answer was a reassuring ‘yes’. But when it came to it, I couldn’t get the image of a human boy out of […]

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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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