Chris is an award-winning illustrator who went to art school at 16. A sublime draftsman with a penchant for the gothic, he has illustrated the gamut from picture books and young fiction, to theatre posters and satirical cartoons for national newspapers. As well as writing his own fiction, he has teamed up with author Matt Haig for the bestselling A Boy Called Christmas, A Girl Called Christmas and Father Christmas and Me. He lives in Yorkshire with his wife, has two grown-up daughters, and when he’s not drawing and writing, you’ll find him… actually, he’s never not drawing or writing.




location: Yorkshire




Andersen, Bloomsbury, Canongate, Egmont, Harper Collins, Hodder, Macmillan, Nosy Crow, Orion, Oxford University Press, Penguin, Random House




Albert Whitman & Co, Alfred A Knopf, Candlewick Press, Roaring Brook




Aardman, BBC, Channel 4, Financial Times, The Independent , Royal Shakespeare Co