Chris Chatterton began his career in graphic design and animation, working on a variety of projects including ‘Dr Who’ and CBBC’s ‘The Dumping Ground. Chris’ passion for illustration then led him to pursue a career as a freelance artist working on a number of children’s books including the ‘Gremlins’ picture book series (Egmont). Now writing the stories as well, his debut author/illustrator picture book ‘Gus’ (Macmillan) is about a rather grumpy but loveable dog. Originally from County Durham, Chris now lives and works in the basement studio of his house in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Selected for the WHSmith Children’s Fiction Book of the Month award for ‘It’s a Prince Thing’. Written by Philippa Gregory, published by HarperCollins.
Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021 with ‘The Worrysaurus’ by Rachel Bright, published by Orchard Books.
‘This is Gus’ picked for the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge 2020