Chris Fisher

Chris Fisher

Original picture book artwork by Chris Fisher is available for purchase from Children's Book Illustration together with one limited edition print of The Snowdragon.

Born in 1958, Chris Fisher completed a Foundation course in Colchester before going on to do a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art at Newcastle Polytechnic. He spent several years working for the Bristol Playbus Project as a community arts worker and for the Social Services as a careworker with mentally and physically disabled people.

He is well known for his vivid, lively illustrative style, and has illustrated over 40 titles for Walker Books, Hodder, Puffin, Scholastic and HarperCollins.

A Chair for Baby Bear
, was shortlisted for both the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Book Trust Early Years Award. It was also featured on CBBC's Tikkabilla. The Snowdragon by Vivian French was part animated and featured on Jackanory Junior, read by the actor Adrian Lester, and is a favourite in South Korea. Apart from his illustration projects, Chris is working with children on a weekly basis at Brimsham Green School in South Gloucestershire. With the help of enthusiastic staff he is encouraging the children to write and illustrate their own pieces of work with a view to holding an exhibition early in the new year.

He is currently working on a new picture book for Frances Lincoln at the same time as developing a new style to his illustrations.

Chris lives in Bristol and enjoys music and sports but spends most of his spare time drawing.

Books

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Nonsense Counting Rhymes
Doughnut Danger
The Draglins series
Ricky's Rat Gang
A Chair for Baby Bear
inividual illustrations

Illustrations

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  • ‘Mice rule forever!’

    ‘Mice rule forever!’

  • ‘Then he began to bark.’

    ‘Then he began to bark.’

  • ‘He ate all the way to the storeroom door.’

    ‘He ate all the way to the storeroom door.’

  • ‘Max joined Molly and Mel behind the tins of beans.’

    ‘Max joined Molly and Mel behind the tins of beans.’

  • ‘Those mice have gone very quiet, said Ricky’

    ‘Those mice have gone very quiet, said Ricky’

  • ‘Toby was asleep in his basket.’

    ‘Toby was asleep in his basket.’

  • ‘The rats were gangsters’

    ‘The rats were gangsters’

  • ‘During the day the shop was dangerous for mice. There were people pushing trolleys.’

    ‘During the day the shop was dangerous for mice. There were people pushing trolleys.’

  • ‘We're going to have a treat!’

    ‘We're going to have a treat!’

  • ‘Title page artwork’

    ‘Title page artwork’

  • ‘We've got a treat...’

    ‘We've got a treat...’

  • ‘Back cover artwork’

    ‘Back cover artwork’

  • ‘Book cover artwork’

    ‘Book cover artwork’