Hello – my background is in design and typography which plays an important part in my illustration work. I aim to create funny, informative illustrations and love writing and research too. Illustrations are produced digitally these days (I enjoy working in colour or black and white) but everything starts with a pencil rough.
As well as my illustration work, I write children’s fiction and non-fiction. Two titles in my Bee Boy trilogy have been published — Clash of the Killer Queens and Attack of the Zombees with Curse of the Vampire Mites published in February 2019. All published titles can be found on my book page.
The best-selling multi award-winning Horrible Science series has kept me busy for many years. Our most recent award is The Blue Peter Prize For Best Book With Facts. We’ve sold millions of Horrible Science books all around the world. Horrible Science spin-offs include a highly successful range of experiment kits from Galt Toys, a theatre show from the Birmingham Stage Company and a children’s television series on ITV.
I’ve visited many of the big book festivals where I draw with the audience, do book readings and play my guitar – it’s great to escape the studio every now and then! Life is strange – I used to be told off at school for doodling and now I get paid for it.