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FRED FORDHAM was born in 1985 and grew up in North London. He studied Politics and Philosophy at Sussex University while working as a portrait painter and occasional tutor. Here he discovered comics after reading Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. This book sparked a general interest in the form, and particularly in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées tradition. He wrote and illustrated his first graphic novel, Nightfall, which was published in France by Editions Delcourt in 2013, and he has since contributed to The Phoenix Comic, the Guardian, and David Lloyd’s online magazine, Aces Weekly. He also continues to paint.

 

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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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Kerry Hyndmanis an illustrator and mapmaker. In the studio, she works on a range of projects across editorial, advertising and publishing. She has recently illustrated Coming Home, written by Michael Morpurgo. She is also a lecturer in Illustration at Goldsmiths University.

Kerry Hyndman's books in the DFB shop >

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, and This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He is also the illustrator of Extra Yarn and The Dark, which he created with Lemony Snicket. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles.

 

 

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Simon Mason is the author of four books for children: The Quigleys, The Quigleys at Large, The Quigleys Not for Sale and The Quigleys in a Spin. He has also written three adult novels and The Rough Guide to Classic Novels.

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Conrad Mason was born in 1984 and grew up in Oxford. He studied Classics at Cambridge before moving to London, where he got a job writing non-fiction books about everything from polar bears to post-war Britain. He now works as an editor of children's fiction and is the author of The Tales of Fayt, a riproaring fantasy adventure series featuring piratical goblins, invisible warships and a mermaid in a wheelbarrow.

Conrad Mason's books in the DFB shop >

Writer-illustrator Sarah McIntyre loves comics, raspberry jam and  inappropriate dinnertime conversation. Funnily enough, these things all relate to her books Vern and Lettuce, Jampires and Morris the Mankiest Monster.

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Tony Mitton is a poet and a writer for children. His publications include books of lyric and narrative verse across a wide age range, verse picture books and his first novel Potter’s Boy. He has received many awards for his books, most recently the CLPE children’s poetry award for his narrative verse book Wayland. He lives in Cambridge with his wife. They have two grown-up children.

 

Tony Mitton's books in the DFB shop >

Michael Morpurgo OBE is the former Children's Laureate and best-selling author of over 130 books for children, including Private Peaceful, Kensuke's Kingdom, The Butterfly Lion, and War Horse, which first performed at the National Theatre in 2007. Michael, and his wife, Clare, started the charity Farms for City Children, which runs three farms around the country, each offering children and teachers from urban primary schools the chance to live and work in the countryside for a week. www.michaelmorpurgo.com

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Andy Mulligan

Andy Mulligan was born and brought up in London. He worked as a theatre director for ten years before travels in Asia prompted him to retrain as a teacher. He has taught English and drama in India, Brazil, Vietnam, the Philippines and the UK. He now lives in England, and is writing full time.

Andy Mulligan's books in the DFB shop >

Comics artist. Illustrator. Husband. Idiot savant. Desperately trying to make sense of it all.  Slowly feeling like I’m getting the hang of it. Full-time comics artist since 2011.

Adam Murphy's books in the DFB shop >

Canadian comics colourist, based in Glasgow. Maple syrup addict. Secret talent: blowing bubbles off my tongue.

Lisa Murphy's books in the DFB shop >

Andrew Norriss is The Whitbread (now Costa) Award-winning author of Aquila. Andrew started his writing career in television, and after writing many brilliant series for adults and children (including dramatising his own books Matt’s Million and Aquila) he now writes novels full time. His recent Archie series for (slightly) younger readers was also published by David Fickling Books.

Andrew Norriss's books in the DFB shop >

Gary has written and drawn mad, jolly comics for kids for over 10 years now. Including Derek The Sheep for the Beano, Max The Mouse for National Geographic Kids, Little Cutie for The DFC and, of course, Gary's Garden for The Phoenix. He has a brand new book out called Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs from Walker Books, with a new book series, Julius Zeebra, out 2015 from Walker and Candlewick Press.

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