Don’t tell Kim!
Our Writer Slave – Kim Donovan
What she says about herself: I have a Masters in Writing for Children. Since finishing my degree I have worked as a reader for a children’s publisher and been involved with the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction competition. I’m one one of the co-founders of Electrik Inc. We’re a collective of children’s writers who are pooling expertise and experience to publish our own books to a professional standard.
What we say about Kim: Her weakness is Green & Black’s chocolate and she has no sense of direction – so we don’t put her in charge of driving the getaway vehicle! She’d really like super speed and mind control.
What she says about herself: I have worked as a freelance illustrator for several years after getting a BA degree in Illustration and animation. My inspiration comes from artists such as Jim Lee, Ed Benes, Jamie Hewlett and more – my art is my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. When I am not drawing, I enjoy live music, visiting far away countries and writing stories.
Our Illustrator Slave – Petherick Button (For Book 1)
What he says about himself: I have worked as a cartoonist on a comic strip called Jessy the Jester for the Sunday Times. I enjoy reading cartoons as much as drawing them. I grew up with the Beano, Dandy, Marvel, DC, Disney and Ghibli and my art style is a blend of these, like a cross between Superman and Calvin and Hobbes. Cartoons will continue to delight me, my own creations and those created by others.