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Laura Ellen Anderson is a children's book author and illustrator, and creator of 'Evil Emperor Penguin', found in the weekly story comic The Phoenix and in graphic novel form from David Fickling Books.

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Kate Brown

Kate Brown lives & works full-time making comics in Oxford. In early 2010, she was awarded the Arts Foundation Fellowship for Graphic Novels. Her recent  edits include her creator-owned title, FISH + CHOCOLATE, British Comic ward-nominated THE LOST BOY, British Comic Award-nominated THE SPIDER MOON, and EMILIE'S TURN with Neill Cameron for THE PHOENIX. She guested on the  acclaimed YOUNG AVENGERS Vol2, and was a contributor to the British Comic  award-winning NELSON.

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Martin Brown was born in Australia but currently lives in Dorset. In 1993, he illustrated the first of the HORRIBLE HISTORIES, and has now contributed to more than 60 titles in the series.

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Neill Cameron

Born and raised in Oxford, Neill Cameron has been drawing comics pretty much since he could hold a pencil. He is the creator of the graphic novel Mo-Bot High, and is currently working on series including The Pirates of Pangaea (with Daniel Hartwell) and How To Make (Awesome) Comics for weekly children's comic The Phoenix.

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Sally Christie’s first job, nearly thirty years ago, was with a publisher of children’s books. While she was there, she had a go at writing herself and (cunningly calling herself Syd Carter) sent the story to an editor in her own office. It was accepted. She has grown up a lot since then, with two notable results: The Icarus Show is a much better story than Syd’s was; and she felt able to submit it to David Fickling Books under her own name.

 

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Richard Collingridge was born in London then went to Paris to live for a while, but for some strange reason has ended up in Maidenhead.

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Jeremy de Quidt lives in Somerset with his wife and three children. He is the author of the acclaimed books The Toymaker and The Feathered Man.

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Robert Deas is a UK comic writer and artist. Robert has also worked extensively with Medikidz, writing comic books that help explain illnesses to children in an accessible way, using a team of young superheroes that travel inside the human body. Robert’s early career was characterised by graphic novel adaptations of literary classics such as Manga Shakespeare: Macbeth and Pride & Prejudice.

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After I stopped wanting to be a ballerina (aged around seven) I felt as if there were only two choices of career for me – an actor or a writer. I was always reading, but I also loved performing. I was in all the school plays, but my favourite subject was creative writing. I went to university to study both drama and English, then I went to drama school, became an actor, but never stopped writing.

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Lorenzo was raised on the three great pillars of comics - Dan Dare, Asterix and Calvin and Hobbes. His childhood was spent surrounded by sheets of drawing paper on which he and his brother Robin travelled to countless imagined worlds. He's very pleased to report that his adult life is being spent in much the same way.

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Robin has been writing original comic book material since 2003. Together with his brother Lorenzo, the Etherington Brothers are the creative team behind the DFB's adventure books, Monkey Nuts and Baggage.

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WED WABBIT is Lissa’s third book for children. Her first, Small Change for Stuart, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Children’s Book Award. She has also written four books for adults. Before she became a writer, Lissa spent four years as a doctor, and then she worked as a comedy producer, first in radio and then in television. She has two teenage daughters, and lives in London.

 

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LIZ FLANAGAN writes for children and young adults. She’s currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University. Liz lives in Hebden Bridge with her husband and two daughters. She used to be Centre Director at the Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, and previously worked in children’s book publishing.

 

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Tim Hall

Tim Hall was born in Portishead, near Bristol, in 1977. In his work as a journalist, he has written for various national newspapers and magazines. Most recently he spent two years in Bermuda, writing for the Bermuda Sun. He has travelled extensively in other parts of the world, including Asia and South America. He currently lives in Gloucestershire with his wife and their daughter. Shadow of the Wolf is his first novel.

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Dan has been writing comics for years, and used to run the Caption convention. He has a BA in Media Production from the University of Lincoln and Humberside, where he learned a lot about script writing and story structure. Dan has worked in lots of interesting places including a magistrates court, for a mental health team and as a PA to a brain surgeon.

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