From a brief career climbing the rigging of a real life pirate ship to teaching art in the Kalahari Desert, Jonny Duddle has now settled into a relatively peaceful career as an award-winning author and illustrator. He lives in rural North Wales with his wife, daughters and a very excitable dog.[show more . . .]
With a background in the computer games industry and his concept work featuring in Aardman's Oscar nominated animation The Pirates! Jonny has an unrivalled skill for creating and developing characters. Using a combination of pencil and digital techniques he skilfully creates the inhabitants of his wonderful imaginary worlds.
Aside from numerous best-selling picture books Jonny's work has adorned the covers of the prestigious children's editions of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, showcasing again his broad commercial appeal.
The Pirates Next Door family caught the eye of CyberGroup Studios animation who created an animated TV series based on their adventures and his Jurassic romp Gigantosaurus featuring loveable dino-kid Bonehead and his gang is due for release Worldwide via Disney Junior.
Hodder Children's Books
Oxford University Press
Simon & Schuster
The Reading Agency