Authors and Illustrators

The following author/illustrators have been involved in developing and teaching on the Power of Pictures project to date. Find out more about them, their books and their writing processes here and see their related video resources.

Benji Davies is an illustrator, author and animation director. 

Alexis Deacon graduated from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, in 2001. His picture books include I Am Henry Finch and the award-winning A Place to Call Home.

Mini’s first picture book for children was Egg Drop, a surreal story about an egg that dreams of being able to fly.

Chris Haughton is an Irish designer and author living in London.

Tim Hopgood

Tim Hopgood is an award-winning picturebook author and illustrator.

Emily Hughes

Emily Hughes was born in Hawaii, USA but lives and works in the United Kingdom. She is inspired by Chinese cinema and illustrators such as Blair Lent and Gyo Fujikawa.

I was born in Middlesbrough, where my mother was a teacher and my father worked in the steelworks.

I write pictures and doodle words for Bloomsbury, Puffin, Oxford University Press, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, The Guardian, Disney and Nickelodeon.

Viviane Schwarz was born in Germany and drew comics for a Children's magazine there before moving to Cornwall to study illustration. She graduated in 2003 with an MA in authorial practice.

Ed Vere writes and illustrates picture books, which are published worldwide.