Author, illustrator and extreme skateboarder Neal Layton resides beside the seaside on the south coast with his wife and two daughters, working from a studio filled with pictures, drawings, scribbles, badges and collected photos.
With his books and illustrations sold in over 16 countries around the world and appearing in more than 60 books his instantly recognizable style has made him a hugely sought after talent for over 2 decades. Neal deftly combines a multitude of styles and techniques from pen and ink to collage and digital methods creating fresh and spontaneous illustrations for a variety of fiction, non fiction and novelty books.[show more . . .]
Neal's imaginative character driven creations have won him numerous awards including the Sheffield Children's Books Prize (for Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed) the Bronze Nestle Smartie's Book Prize (for Oscar and Arabella) and the Information Book Award (for The Story of Stars).
Neal Layton is an artist who can bring un-bounded magic and humour to stories, and a charm and detail to factual books like no other. Through his many appearances at schools, libraries, festivals and bookshops he has encouraged creativity and the value of expressing yourself through art to audiences across the country.
From burly mammoths to stoic knitted bunnies and boys who can drink the entire sea through a straw, Neal's books and the books he has collaborated on with the likes of international best-seller Cressida Cowell, Michael Rosen and Andy Stanton will continue to be a huge success across the trade and library markets bringing laughter and delight to readers of all ages.
Chrysalis Childrens Books
Hodder Children's Books
Lerner Publishing (US)
Macmillan Children's Books
Times Educational Publishing
Torre Lazur Mc Cann