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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Writers’ Block

18th January 2016 by Jane Chapman

News? Well, I’m pleased to be able to say that Bear Sees Colors has been nominated for a couple of awards in the States – the Missouri Building Block Award and the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award. Oh, I so hope we win! The third in this series of concept books is published later this year. […]

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Christmas Countdown…

2nd December 2015 by Tim Warnes

The Christmas countdown has begun over on our Facebook Page! Join us in the lead up to Christmas as we take a look back over the last 20 years with a whole load of seasonal stuff, including behind the scenes looks at our books, including old favourites like Little Honey Bear and the Smiley Moon and […]

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Archie News

27th October 2015 by Tim Warnes

I have just completed the art for the fourth Archie (aka Otto) Rhino book,  and I have to say it was a breeze to do – like visiting old friends! It publishes 2016 – in the meantime, check out the Rhino family’s latest adventure in MORE! And if you’ve been enjoying Mole and the Lumpy-Bumpy Thing […]

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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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