Joanna Cannon was born in a small Derbyshire town, at the tail end of the 1960s. As an only child of an only child, a great number of her friends lived within the pages of a book, and she soon discovered what would become a life-long fascination with words, stories and character. From the blog developed an idea for a novel, and her first book is published Jan 2016.
David first started to draw when he was very young, taking inspiration from his greatest companions: books and comics. His first endeavors into illustration were the Star Wars and Indiana Jones ‘mash up’ comics he created for his older brother and sister as a child. Since then, he has come a long way and as well as creating wonderful children’s books, he also spends one day a week lecturing students in illustration, graphic design and animation.
My studio is a rustic woodshed in a field in the wilds of Northumberland. With a BA (Hons) in Textile Design & Embroidery from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MA in Illustration from The University of Edinburgh, my work is a combination of collage, traditional drawing and digital media. When not illustrating you will find me building tree houses, growing vegetables and hand making sketchbooks to fill with new stories, characters and adventures...
Clár grew up in the West of Ireland, the eldest of seven children. She left Ireland aged 19 to work as a graduate trainee journalist at Reuters in London. Clár has worked
as a journalist for over 20 years and has lived in Madrid, Paris, the Ivory Coast, Senegal and Kenya.
Whilst in Nairobi, she freelanced for the Guardian and travelled to Somalia to cover the African Union’s battle against al Shabaab and the plight of thousands of displaced people.
Clár returned to London in Summer 2014, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.