Pirates, Old Elephants, Witches in Bloomers, Bear's on Bikes, Ugly Cats,
Sweet Kids, whatever you want...
My name is Jon Davis,
and I am a freelance illustrator, living and working in Cumbria, UK.
I've always loved drawing as a child, thinking up characters and stories
- paints, pencils, felt tips, crayons, anything would do.
So I decided to study Illustration at Glyndwr University, Wrexham. I spent
a few years doing 3D animation but now I'm a full time illustrator.
I work digitally, in Photoshop with a tablet and pen, because the 'undo'
function saves me from the depths of frustration.
I currently have picture
books out with Sterling, Harcourt and Hallmark, and a series of young
readers out with Hardie Grant Egmont and Scholastic (see my books section).
I have worked on more than 50 other books with publishers including Faber
& Faber, OUP, Miles Kelly, Tiger Tales, Thomas Nelson and Pearson.
My first self-penned Picture book, "Small Blue and the Deep Dark
Night" came out recently with Harcourt and I am currently working
on some further concepts for picture books.
The series 'Ginger Green, Playdate Queen' published by Hardie in Australia
is now coming out in the UK and US as well.