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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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Anne Fine was the second Children's Laureate and is a distinguished multiple prize-winning writer for children of all ages, with over forty books to her credit. She has also written for adults to considerable critical acclaim.

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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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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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Anya is a London-based illustrator and writer. Anya studied History and French at Oxford University, after which she decided to pursue her original career plan (conceived age six) of drawing pictures and telling stories for a living. 

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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.

Tim Hall's books in the DFB shop >

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.

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Haydn Kaye has written non-fiction for children as well as novels for adults. He lives in Oxfordshire.

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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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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 >

Simon Mason is the author of four books for children: The QuigleysThe Quigleys at LargeThe 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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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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