Boris the Bear is back!

22nd August 2012 by Tim Warnes

Boris the bear is back – and this time heʼs wearing a cape! Boris Saves the Show is the third adventure in the series in which the lovable hero takes it upon himself to save the day! If only all bears were so helpful. This series is going from strength to strength, and is now […]

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Bear Says Thanks

22nd August 2012 by Jane Chapman

Bear Says Thanks is released this Autumn (in time for Thanksgiving), when weʼll also be celebrating TEN YEARS since the first publication of Bear Snores On. Hooray! You can find out more over on our Facebook page. Please have a look at Iʼm Not Sleepy! too. We all know little owls who donʼt want to […]

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Monty and Milli

7th March 2012 by Tim Warnes

Iʼm delighted that Chalk & Cheese are to feature in the exciting Team Cul de Sac book project, raising funds for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonʼs research. The book, which includes contributions from Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), Jim Davis (Garfield) and children’s illustrator Mo Willems, is in honour of Richard Thompson, the […]

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Pop-up Books!

7th March 2012 by Jane Chapman

Iʼve just started writing my own stories, and the first one, Very Special Friends has just been published! There are also some lovely new pop-ups for Caterpillar Books – Silly Sea and Busy Garden (what a CUTE caterpillar). Pop-up books are always really fun to make. First of all, I draw lots of animals, and […]

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Boris Goes Camping

8th August 2011 by Tim Warnes

Iʼm really excited about my new online comic strip, Chalk & Cheese, which comes out twice a week. Itʼs fun and itʼs free, so please take a look! Join one of my favourite bears, Boris and his school friends in this new adventure, ʻBoris Goes Campingʼ, chosen by the Reading Agency for the 2011 […]

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New Bear book – coming soon!

8th August 2011 by Jane Chapman

Iʼm currently working with a great paper engineer on some secret new pop-ups for Caterpillar books which are looking GREAT! Iʼm also halfway through a new ʻBearʼ book by Karma Wilson (which will be the 8th in the series…….who would believe it?). BUT, the best news is that two of our chickens are sitting on […]

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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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