Chris Riddell

Chris Riddell

Original black & white and full colour illustrations by Chris Riddell are available for purchase from Children's Book Illustration.

Chris Riddell is familiar to both children and adults for his distinctive line drawings with their clever caricature, fascinating detail and often enchanting fantasy elements.

He studied illustration at Brighton Polytechnic and has illustrated several picture books including Something Else by Kathryn Cave which was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize and which won the Unesco Award. The Swan's Stories by Brian Alderson was shortlisted for the 1997 Kurt Maschler Award and Castle Diary was shortlisted for the 1999 Kate Greenaway Medal. Pirate Diary won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2002 and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver won the 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

Chris' popularity extends to the young teenage market with his collaboration with Paul Stewart on the best selling Edge Chronicles series. For slightly younger children his Fergus Crane adventure series, again written by Paul Stewart, has achieved critical success with Fergus Crane winning the Smarties Gold Award and Corby Flood winning the Smarties Silver Award. An extraordinary achievement which cements Chris Riddell's position as one of the top illustrators working today.

In addition to his children's book work, Chris is a renowned political cartoonist whose work appears regularly in The Observer, The Literary Review and The New Statesman. One of his claims to fame is that he was the first cartoonist to depict William Hague in shorts; an illustration that William Hague subsequently bought!

Books

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The Sheep-pig and other book covers
The Literary Review
The Da Vinci Cod
inividual illustrations

Illustrations

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  • ‘The Tale of Greyfriars Bobby book cover artwork’

    ‘The Tale of Greyfriars Bobby book cover artwork’

  • ‘The Swoose book cover artwork’

    ‘The Swoose book cover artwork’

  • ‘Smasher book cover artwork’

    ‘Smasher book cover artwork’

  • ‘The Sheep-pig book cover artwork’

    ‘The Sheep-pig book cover artwork’

  • ‘The Schoolmouse book cover artwork’

    ‘The Schoolmouse book cover artwork’

  • ‘The Queen's Nose book cover artwork’

    ‘The Queen's Nose book cover artwork’

  • ‘The Mouse Family Robinson book cover artwork’

    ‘The Mouse Family Robinson book cover artwork’

  • ‘Magnus Powermouse book cover artwork’

    ‘Magnus Powermouse book cover artwork’

  • ‘The Golden Goose book cover artwork’

    ‘The Golden Goose book cover artwork’

  • ‘Julius Caesar's Goat book cover artwork’

    ‘Julius Caesar's Goat book cover artwork’

  • ‘Dinosaur Trouble book cover artwork’

    ‘Dinosaur Trouble book cover artwork’

  • ‘Daggie Dogfoot book cover artwork’

    ‘Daggie Dogfoot book cover artwork’

  • ‘Clever Duck book cover artwork’

    ‘Clever Duck book cover artwork’

  • ‘Ace book cover artwork’

    ‘Ace book cover artwork’