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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

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Drawing comfort: the sketchbooks that got Chris Riddell through 2020
For the Observer’s cartoonist, keeping a daily pictorial record of events was the only way to make sense of last year. A new book was the result

Chris Riddell

28, Feb, 2021 @8:15 AM

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From John Keats to Nick Cave: poems for every stage in life
This National Poetry Day, whether you’re in need of some verse for a wedding or to mark a death at 104, Chris Riddell selects his favourite poems for key life moments

Chris Riddell

04, Oct, 2018 @5:30 AM

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John Lewis’s Moz was under my bed years ago – but they haven't credited me | Chris Riddell
Advertising agencies should credit the illustrators and writers whose work they plunder

Chris Riddell

19, Nov, 2017 @12:04 AM

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Dear next PM: here's how to make kids' lives better
The Observer’s Chris Riddell, the outgoing children’s laureate, on citizenship, refugee status and saving school libraries

Chris Riddell

03, Jun, 2017 @11:05 PM

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Chris Riddell: I told Tom Hiddleston that the new James Bond should be a middle-aged cartoonist
The illustrator-author on life as the children’s laureate, meeting Lauren Laverne and David Walliams and why having a wonderful working life is a nightmare

Chris Riddell

03, Jun, 2017 @9:00 AM

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‘It has been an immense privilege to carry the Observer pencil’
The paper’s political cartoonist looks back at the work of his illustrious predecessors, as well as some favourite pieces of his own
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Chris Riddell

04, Dec, 2016 @12:05 AM

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European Cartoonists on the EU
Observer cartoonist and children’s laureate Chris Riddell offers a roundup of pointed humour from across the continent

Chris Riddell

20, Mar, 2016 @9:30 AM

A response to terror by Chris Riddell and Neil Gaiman - in pictures
In the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, the award-winning illustrator and writer team up to present the artist’s creed in the face of atrocity

Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

19, Jan, 2015 @4:00 PM

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My inspiration: Chris Riddell on Ada Lovelace
The Ottoline author and illustrator reveals how the remarkable daughter of poet Lord Byron inspired his very own Goth Girl…

Chris Riddell

12, Oct, 2014 @9:00 AM

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Nato faces Russia
Chris Riddell on Nato’s announcement of a 4,000-strong rapid reaction force to counter Russian threat

Chris Riddell

07, Sep, 2014 @11:08 AM

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No sweet dreams for David Cameron
Chris Riddell on the prime minister’s mounting woes

Chris Riddell

30, Aug, 2014 @11:05 PM

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