Chris Riddell

Article image
Chris Riddell: ‘Maurice Sendak taught us playfulness could be profound’
The author-illustrator on being read Tolkien at school, the perfect picture book and struggling to crack The Da Vinci Code

Chris Riddell

27, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

Article image
Sketches from a trying year: 10 cartoonists reflect on 2020
Leading cartoonists share exclusive artwork to help us get through the pandemic – and other disasters – with humour

Interviews by Killian Fox

09, Aug, 2020 @10:00 AM

Article image
Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell announce new 'piratical adventure'
Pirate Stew will reunite the novelist and the illustrator in a rhyming tale for children due out this autumn

Alison Flood

09, Jun, 2020 @2:00 PM

Article image
My favourite book as a kid: The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Their fantastically detailed illustrations and breathless plots awoke me to books as a child. Today they’re a tonic for ‘literary’ nonsense

Ammar Kalia

17, Apr, 2020 @10:09 AM

Article image
Chris Riddell’s tips for young artists: bunk off school sports and study Raymond Briggs
The illustrator and Observer political cartoonist talks of his mentor – and his first crush – on Desert Island Discs

Vanessa Thorpe

08, Mar, 2020 @12:01 AM

Article image
At last, a partner for the Snowman who has melted hearts for 40 years
Illustrators including Quentin Blake and Shirley Hughes celebrate the Raymond Briggs Christmas classic – and one adds a touch of romance

Donna Ferguson

02, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

Article image
Lee Child joins authors auctioning character names for charity
In aid of Freedom from Torture, bids invited for a place in new work by the Jack Reacher author and others including Margaret Atwood and Julian Barnes

Danuta Kean

01, Nov, 2018 @7:00 AM

Article image
Michael Morpurgo, Quentin Blake and Jacqueline Wilson join Authors4Oceans
A campaign to prevent the pollution of the Earth’s oceans with plastic, begun by Lauren St John, now has 50 children’s writers involved

Alison Flood

23, Apr, 2018 @11:01 PM

Article image
Amelia Edwards obituary
Founding art director of Walker Books who oversaw some of the company’s great children’s classics including We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Patrick Benson

13, Dec, 2017 @4:38 PM

Article image
John Lewis Christmas ad accused of plagiarism by Mr Underbed author
Chris Riddell points out similarities between Moz the monster and a character from his 1986 picturebook

Haroon Siddique

17, Nov, 2017 @7:47 AM

Article image
The 13-year-old Syrian refugee who became a prizewinning poet
A year after learning to speak English, Amineh Abou Kerech has won this year’s Betjeman prize. She tells us how she found her voice

Killian Fox

01, Oct, 2017 @7:00 AM

Article image
Horrid Henry artist Tony Ross named UK libraries' most borrowed illustrator
In the first ranking of its kind, the Public Lending Right showed Ross clocking up more than 1m loans last year

Alison Flood

17, Jul, 2017 @12:40 PM

1 / 5 pages